More Deflections and Other Stuff
We've been on a roll lately at NSA. We've done the deflections class a couple times. I could do that one every day for a couple months and still work on stuff.
This past Monday we did a little more than just that. The thought was that Rob was showing structured vs unstructured approaches to techniques. Structured techniques as I understand it create an earlier connection/commitment by nage with uke.
An example would be for say udekiminage. A structured version of the technique would be that you engage uke's arm/elbow early. An unstructured version may be that you guide uke's arm to the place you want it and then engage a connection after you've placed uke in a good place.
Where is that good place? You sort of have to feel the balance being lost by uke. I had mixed success at this. It will take some time doing this before I really get it I think. I understand the concept and can apply it but not consistently enough.
So.... where do they come up with this stuff??