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Old 12-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #3
Janet Rosen
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Re: Kotegaeshi, help please

You don't have to bend the wrist at all,'s an unbalancing of the whole person, and is based on the actual energy of the attack (you can't really "do it" to somebody who is standing there staring at you)...and when you are first learning it, it "works" in the dojo because your partners are giving their centers to you on purpose so you can practice it, just like you have to practice speaking a foreign language or driving a car, errors and all, as a beginner.

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