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Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor


Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor


Ryotemochi Yonkyo, ura - Var. 1, Angle 1

Please note again, that in ura, there are many tenkans
to the outside of the attacker. Here nage moves with uke's
movement with a tenkan, leading her off-balance and then
around his center. This is a shifting of roles. 

In this technique, yonkyo represents another variation of leading the attacker, as is the other such as ikkyo, nikkyo, sankyo, gokkyo, etc. The one difference is that the nage extends the base of the hand - where his index finger originates into the inside of uke's arm. Most of the time, this causes excruciating pain. 

With a small portion of individuals, the yonkyo has no affect. This a good technique to work on, but not one that I would use in practical situation, because of this fact.

Note that the lead in is very similar as in ikkyo, but the end result is that shite uses yonkyo.

Ryotemochi Yonkyo, ura - Var. 1, Angle 1 (above)
James Loeser (shite) and Rachelle Nono (uke)

 The tenkan movement continues throughout the entire movement. See if you can count how many tenkans are done just in this movement.

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

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