Thread: oyo henka
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Old 09-10-2004, 02:49 AM   #1
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
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oyo henka


I recently bought Saotome Sensei`s Oyo Henka DVD and have some questions.

1. The narrator explains different levels of practice including oyo henka and kumite geiko. Am I right in understanding that Saotome Sensei defines the difference as, oyo henka practice is where uke provides resistance "bracing" and nage works with that energy, and kumite geiko is where the partners are activily trying to reverse each other?

2. How do Saotome Sensei`s students who are teachers incorporate this stuff into formal classes? Do you/they say now we will do kumite geiko, for example?

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