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Old 04-12-2004, 09:46 PM   #9
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Re: Irimi-nage on Taller Ukes

As someone who is 5'1" tall (and just about EVERY uke is taller than me), I certainly empathize! I also second the advice given by both George and Anne Marie Giri on this, which is pretty well what I have been told in the past and have found that these work quite well (especially in combination).

However, I'm having a little trouble visualizing (namely hand positioning for) the following:
George S. Ledyard wrote:
If he is REALLY tall, like basketball player tall, you can also run the entire technique on his hips rather than his shoulders which is another very effective tecchnique for hanmi handachi.
...perhaps you could shed some more light on this for me, George (it sounds interesting, and I'd love to try it)?

Thanks in advance,


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