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Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor


Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor



Katatori Ikkyo Ura
variation #2

Ura can be characterized as movement that attacks  balance by the redirection of the attack around the assailant himself.

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

Katatori Ikkyo Ura
Variation 2
C. Matrasko (nage), James Loeser (uke)

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Wiithin this movement, notice that ude furi undo is being implemented to lead the attack and redirect the attacker's movement around her for the ura. The use of tenkan - explicitly important here during the entire technique. 

The arm is redirected back and around the uke - in a dropping downward arc, as the nage moves towards the assailant. The movement causes his body to be swung downwards in a spiral direction to the floor. The uke is then in a pinning position.

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

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