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Old 01-29-2014, 12:44 AM   #13
Dojo: Joplin MO
Location: Joplin, MO
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 16
Re: Problem with shiho nage :( please help!

From a white belts standpoint, I understand wanting to show friends, but until you are better, the other posts are correct . . . it can lead to a problem. When done correctly from a grab, we always uke grab hold, you should never grab him back! If you don't grab, he can not escape!

A pressure touch is all it should take, the rest is your body movement. Done correctly, he will not even feel it until it is too late. You should not have to follow through, since you will have his balance! If he is feeling what you are doing, practice more. Do the movements without a partner when not in class, and use class and your sensei's advice to make sure your movements are correct, and your footwork is proper!
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