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Old 10-09-2004, 03:28 PM   #42
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Dojo: Five Dragons
Location: Sonoma State University
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Re: Kotegaishi weakness?

After reading this post, I decided to test the theory by asking some of the strongest (physically) students in the dojo to try to resist kotegaeshi by locking their wrists, slowly at first, then we moved on to full speed.

I found that, so long as you stay extended and calm, instead of trying to force the wrist over, no amount of wrist locking can stop the technique. In fact, the uke reported to me that the wrist locking only made the technique more painful, making them all the more willing to lay down on the mat. That was when we decided to stop our experiment.

The whole point of Ukemi is to learn how to avoid getting hurt. Locking anything is just an invitation to get injured.

"The only true victory is victory over oneself."

Rob Cunningham
3rd Kyu

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