Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday Wrist Grabs

Bob had us start out with suwari waza kokyuho. We did that for quite a while. Later on we worked on a kokyunage of some kind. Uke comes in for a wrist grab, you allow the motion to continue forward, have uke move past you even a little bit, bring the arm way up and then behind uke in a big circle. You almost end up with a shihonage at times. You're supposed to end up in a stance where your arms are out and you turned your hips all the way around. The hip turning is what is really moving uke in this case. We did a couple of line techniques. One was, uke coming around for a shoulder grab. Nage sort of bows to the opposite corner propelling uke further around and does a roll out. After a line of these, Bob added another part. When uke comes around you bow somewhat but instead of trying to make them come all the way around and fall you bow a little and then come back the same way you came to get your body on the other side of uke. At that point you have an arm to grab and Bob had us projecting uke. The motion was exactly the kind of motion we did with his son Matt back in Gloucester for one of the last few classes we did. Except... that was standing. This was seated. As uke grabbed nages wrists from behind you'd step out taking uke with you and then step back the way you came, ducking under uke's arm. At this point Matt had us do a kokyunage.


At October 24, 2007 8:31 AM, Blogger Scott Zrubek said...

Line techniques? "a line of these"

Am I correct in guessing that it's one tori/nage dealing with the rest of the folks in the class as uke with the same technique?

At October 25, 2007 8:24 PM, Blogger Poxbox said...

Yep. One tori. Uke's stand in a line. Tori does the technique or exercise with each uke. After going through the line the next person becomes tori.


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