Ryokatatori has the attacker lunging to grab the
victim's clothing lapels (around the neck areas), to initially disable the target. In
addition, the grab can take the form of both palms hitting the chest, just prior to the
grasp. This is done to stun the victim.
As previously mentioned, Kokyunages are
basically momentum throws that take advantage of the timing and movement of the attacker.
In this animated graphic below, the nage waits
till the attacker has commited action to charging and grabbing the lapels. When the
assailant is close enough, the victim drops sharply down to attack the attacker's feet.
The uke has no choice but jump over, or risk getting his legs taken out.
Note, that when this action was filmed the uke
had no idea what action the nage was going to take in defense. His forward ukemi was taken
to avoid becoming a victim himself. Here, the assailant and victim roles have
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© 1997 C. Matrasko
(Errol Torres, uke)
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