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Old 11-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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Re: Interview with Aikido Shihan Nobuyuki Watanabe, Part 2

Jamie Yugawa wrote: View Post
Homma Sensei descriptively called the closed hand an "pine cone". He said the closed hand was used in kaeshi waza to reverse techniques.
Very interesting, thanks!

Then I wonder if he would have called the open hand "the plum blossom" and suggested it is used to produce irimi, or something like that...
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