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Old 07-11-2005, 12:00 AM   #41
Rupert Atkinson
 
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Re: The meaning of omote and ura

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Soon-Kian Phang wrote:
1) I remember "trying to do" shomenuchi ikkyo omote on a heavily-built uke who was rushing at me with his tegatana raised for shomenuchi. When we made contact, I was struggling to cut him in front, so I gave up and did the ura version instead.
Fair enough, but if you persevere and figure out a way to do irimi against such a strong attack, your uke will really fly to the floor. Not easy of course ...

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