Thread: why koshinage?
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Old 11-09-2000, 09:29 AM   #7
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To me Koshinage makes more sense when you see it from a shomen uchi with boken. It is uke's desire to keep hold of the weapon that makes the throw very effective.

I think it is a hard technique for beginners to grasp (and to breakfall from). To me, it needs a lot of commitment from uke in the attack. A faster attack (like a charge) may help to produce a more realistic throw.
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