Thread: Irimi Nage
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:11 AM   #18
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Re: Irimi Nage

Konstantinus Darwin wrote: View Post
do you have any clips? I had a hard time imagining this. What i imagine is: no faceplant, just rotate the body and keep rotating until uke lose its own balance, the cut can be gentle as uke has already been destabilized enough.
Just rotating isn't going to destabilize a competent uke. You need to disrupt their alignment somehow.

I was taught that the "neck" hand should rest pretty much at the top of the spine, with the spine lying in the "V" between the fingers and thumb. From there, the feeling is more of the hand falling toward your own center, NOT pushing/pulling uke downward.

Exactly what this does to uke's body will depend on him. A more flexible and responsive person will lower their center to try to keep their alignment, allowing you to "bounce" them back up and leading to the "classic" irimi nage back fall. A less responsive person is likely to bend at the waist, leading to either a faceplant or a forward roll.

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