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Old 01-19-2004, 09:57 AM   #8
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
The versions of kaitenage I am most familiar with actually throw across uke's shoulders (I believe this is the horizontal componant that Jun refered to). This means that for me (as well as Jun apparently) a jumping breakfall is out of the question. I tend to make a line between the arm controlled by nage/shite and my 'forward' arm, and actually roll across my shoulders along that line; from the tip of my little finger on the forward arm, across the shoulders, and down the other arm (sometimes slapping, sometimes not).

There should be a preferred method in your dojo that is appropriate to the way the throw is used there. Your instructor should be best able to help you there.


Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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