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Old 05-09-2019, 12:43 PM   #6
Bernd Lehnen
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Re: Naming of techniques

Markus Rohde wrote: View Post
Ki-awase means "blending with your partners ki".

Technically the attack is a forward strike to the head with tegatana, beginning from chudan position.
Seems there are at least two common possible scenarios for shomen-uchi. One where nage waits for uke to initiate shomen-uchi

Or the old form, where nage initiates a technique using shomen-uchii, in this case sometimes like a simple sliding forward movement to the forehead., but at the same time as if deflecting the tip of ukes sword ( ukes tegatana).

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