Saturday, September 16, 2006

Alan Didn't Remember The Name But I've Done This

We did a technique I've seen in the old advanced classes.

Uke does a tsuki strike. Step off the line. Grab uke's attacking arm with both hands. Your hands end up crossed as you grab the arm. Step forward with foot closest to uke and kneel down on the back foots knee. Throw. Timing here is real important.

We were doing monkey in the middle practice for this technique.... One of my two uke's would try and throw me over his head rather than over the shoulder. So I always had to attempt a breakfall.

Kotagaeshi - 3 ways.... We did the original long way that you see in the 5th kyu test.... a quicker way where you enter and tenkan forward immediately back in front of uke.... and a third method where you just sort of grab the arm and wrist/hand and do the kotagaeshi(very minimal motion).

Looked over at the new students for about 2 seconds.... they started shihonage today. There seem to be 4 of them now. The new guy is a Salem State student who like me has never done any martial arts before.



At September 20, 2006 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first technique you described is call taotoshi. Great technique. Mike used to teach this often.

At October 03, 2006 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it may be a version of tai otoshi but from what you said it is a Kanai style technique that Sensei Whelan would do often


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