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Old 09-04-2009, 07:18 AM   #18
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Dojo: Allegheny Aikido, Pitsburgh PA
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Re: Iriminage 5th kyu test technique?

Bring him down to your level.

I spent an hour last night just working on this technique. It is on my upcoming test as well. One thing we focused on for me was as I entered in behind uke I needed to settle a bit. Kind of lower myself and bring uke down with me with my hands on his shoulder and elbow. It actually begins to take uke off balance right there making the throw kind of inevitable.
I know it seems counter intuitive to lower yourself when you are already shorter then Uke but it actually does work if you get that connection with him and bring him with you.
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