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Old 10-14-2017, 07:40 PM   #4
Erick Mead
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Re: Origin of ushiro ryote and ryokata dori

Ushiro ryote properly begins from a flank attack -- with the fairly obvious implication of an attack on a weapon hand , and both turning nage with the grasped wrist, and moving to exercise control from behind -- which can resolve as either a ryote or kubishime control.

If you put a knife in nage's hand, which uke grabs from a slight flank attack, the proper dynamic in the initiation becomes obvious and natural.

Ryokata is more of front control, but also only makes sense to initiate from the side, with an applied turn of nage to apply a control in kuzushi.


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