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Old 07-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #65
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Re: Making Kote Gaeshi Work - With Resistance

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
I also don't believe in compliance on uke's part. Correct ukemi, imo, does not require requires you to maintain integrity all the way through. It is up to nage to disrupt that integrity with aiki along the way. You can protect yourself, be non-compliant, and still be safe if you are doing things correctly.

Beginners, yes, need to slow down and go much, much slower and much, much more methodical, cooperative...yes. believe there is a difference.
I meant to say that!
It ain't about the wrist, and it ain't about the big sweeping circle and being faster than nage that makes it work with a good uke.
Part of the problem with kotegaeshi problems that I've seen is that people are thinking too much about the wrist and not taking the whole body into account. Also, it can be a pretty tight circle too though right?

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