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Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor


Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor



Katatori Kaitenage ura
angle #1

This version of Kaitenage, is characterized with multiple moves and complex footwork. 

The attacker grabs for the victim's left lapel. In this version of Kaitenage, the nage leads the forward attack by moving slightly off center towards the right. Her weight shifts as she steps with left foot backwards. This takes the balance from the attacker.

The attack is directed with an ikkyo ura, with the left hand leading the movement in a downward arc direction along the uke's arm. As the nage moves around the attacker's body, her hand flips over and the palm rests along the arm near the attacker's wrist, and leads the arm in a circle. The uke is off balance, bent over and being led in a circle.  

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Katatori Kaitenage, ura
angle 1
C. Matrasko (nage), James Loeser (uke)

The nage's right hand is rested upon the neck of the uke. As she makes a final turn, the nage brings the uke's right arm upwards and rolls her left hand over the attacker's neck - leading the motion in a spiral and pinwheel motion. The uke has no choice, but take the fall. 

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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
(C. Matrasko as uke)
1978 C. Matrasko

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