Thread: oyo henka
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:16 PM   #10
Dojo: Shin Ken (Aikikai)
Location: Belgrade
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 49
Re: oyo henka

Lan Powers wrote:
Our Sensei calls oyo-henka the changing of a technique mid-stream, without actually manifesting the first technique completely. For instance, ikyo to shiho-nage would mean starting the ikyo but before cutting down into the initial balance break (ie: as you "peak" the movement towards the breakover point) you change to another, in this case shiho-nage.
As apposed to henka-waza which is to do the full first break of posture in the ikyo then change.
Does this sound familiar to anyone else? I hope I am not taking his terms out of context.
I've just got back from my dojo where i traied the ikkyo-shihonage-kotegaeshi technique. I really liked it. You do get a special feeling while having uke trying to hit you, but all he's doing is flying around. It is exaustive, both as a nage and uke.
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