Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Moving Uke

Went to NSA Monday night. Matt taught. It seems that when I look back at the techniques we(or at least I) were focusing on moving uke by taking his balance. For iriminage, enter, one hand on shoulder of uke, the other cupping uke's elbow. Draw uke forward off balance and then turn them around. Getting uke off balance was the focus here.

We also did a rodeo throw of sorts for a line technique. Uke grabs and you draw them in by dropping your elbow to your center, moving your hips back a bit to get them moving, draw the hand around to the outside as if doing a soto throw, raise it (and uke) up as you turn your hips to face the other way to get uke moving behind you. Turn back and finish with a throw.

We finished the night doing some basic work with the jo.


At May 13, 2009 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At May 13, 2009 9:29 PM, Blogger Poxbox said...

Great Video. What's the music from?


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