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Old 07-27-2014, 11:58 AM   #5
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Re: What is the correct hand placement when do kote gaeshi?

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
If uke ends up in front of nage before the takedown, there are lots of opportunities for a reversal. I'm skeptical of the NY Aikikai version for that reason. I like the other version better precisely because he does demonstrate a variety of hand positions: body positioning and connection are more important to the technique IMO.

In answer to the OP's question, though: do the version being demonstrated until you are experienced enough to ask for and understand an explanation of the differences among them.

Just to cause trouble - I was using the forearm.

Cavate - there is no CORRECT hand placement.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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