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Old 01-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #22
Fred Little
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Re: Koshi Nage - Open Stance or Feet Together

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
I'm having a little trouble visualizing this. How do you move a leg that is supporting your weight and uke's?

This clip doesn't show the "T" position of the feet which he emphasized as part of a solo-training drill, in which you
a) stand with your back flat to the wall, heels together.

b) bring your right heel to your left instep

c) lower yourself, right hip lower than the left, keeping your back flat to the wall

d) repeat a

e) bring your left heel to your right instep

f) lower yourself, left hip lower than the right, keeping your back flat to the wall

g) repeat until you've got it
The footwork in the clip is much looser. But he was insistent about the form of the solo practice. But what the clip does show is how someone moves a leg that was serving as support for him and his uke:

Hope this is more helpful.


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