Thread: Koshinage
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
Basia Halliop
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Re: Koshinage

I don't see how it's aggressive either... ??

It doesn't even have any joint locks (or rather it can, but need not necessarily), so it's less painful or potentially damaging than a lot of techniques I can think of.

Sure, the fall is slightly different than a more horizontal throw, so you have to learn to fall, but I don't know if it's really worse than any other throw, if the person knows how to throw and/or you know how to fall.

In the USAF it's a required technique (or rather family of techniques) starting at 2 kyu and above, so not learning it isn't really an option. If someone has just started or doesn't know how to fall or whatever, they just practice the entrance and loading but don't follow through with the throw.
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