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Old 06-10-2004, 01:40 AM   #1
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Techniques work better with tracking!

I used to do shomenuchi ikkyo by moving in when uke lifts their arm to strike, putting my hands against their elbow and forearm and cutting down. Last night I asked my uke to try and "track" me, so if he sees me moving, strike where I move. I moved 45 degrees in as opposed to relatively straight and things just clicked, by tracking me, uke was breaking his own posture and making my job a lot easier!

I am going to experiment with this on some other attack / technique combinations, anyone else have any hints or tips for me?

Now if only I can figure out how to use an uke's tension and resistance against him, there is a school of thought that states that if uke disengages, strike atemi to any available opening, same if uke goes rigid and resists, any ideas for alternatives to this would be appreciated. I get back what I give and the whole "do unto others..." thing makes sense training with a good striker.
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Old 06-10-2004, 03:19 AM   #2
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Re: Techniques work better with tracking!

were you moving 45 degrees outwards? and during that time, did your center face away from uke?
or did you do 45 degrees outwards and then coming back in when going for ikkyo?

just curious...

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Old 06-10-2004, 03:36 AM   #3
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Re: Techniques work better with tracking!

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were you moving 45 degrees outwards? and during that time, did your center face away from uke?
or did you do 45 degrees outwards and then coming back in when going for ikkyo?

just curious...
Think of the arc of a quarter circle, always facing uke, then cutting down and turning hips out and forward to drive uke's shoulder towards the mat and then sinking down to apply the pin.
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Old 06-10-2004, 05:30 AM   #4
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Re: Techniques work better with tracking!

Try to work some techniques from a thrusting attack like mune tsuki, or better yet with rubber tanto with tracking added. Don't let Uke do the typical telegraphed tsuki, but a sharp one utilising tsugi ashi and strong entering.

Being a straight line attack it tends to close the gap really quickly with strong footwork. Nice challenge to try techniques from. There is also less possibility of Uke off balancing himself by sinking his stance a bit at the end of the strike. Try ikkyo and others from here and see what happens.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:32 AM   #5
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Re: Techniques work better with tracking!

Nice observation. IMHO, when people track or follow you, especially if you time your off line correctly, they tend to move only the upper body and not the legs with forward momentum, thus they lose balance. But, if you leave too soon, they track you down and are able to adjust and hit you anyway.

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Old 06-10-2004, 08:43 AM   #6
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Re: Techniques work better with tracking!

I think this is especially important in Randori - if you run around too fast uke just watches where you are running to and strikes the spot you will move to. There has to be simultaneuous movement. That is why I think Ueshiba said to receive 90% of the attack, i.e, they have to believe they are going to hit you.

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