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Old 09-14-2004, 08:08 AM   #17
Greg Jennings
Dojo: WPAFB JiuJitsu Group
Location: Springboro, OH
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Re: Ikkyo vs elbow or bicep/shoulder

Ian,

I don't want to launch into all the details, but I was wondering if you'd noticed something that is key for me? If you're into this, then the other details are, I think, all there too.

For me it is essential to grasp uke's wrist when the other details have caused uke to give me the inside (pulse area) of his wrist flat-on. I take that area in my palm and my thumb wraps around to the top/back of uke's wrist.

If I don't do this, my "spiral" ikkyo falls apart. It is so important to me that I think of it as equal to uke giving me his back when grappling.

Best regards,

Greg Jennings
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