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Yokomenuchi Iriminage
Var. 1, Angle 1

Iriminage here, is characterised by the use of ude furi undo to enter the attacker's area. Even though, the entrance intially being used is irimi, and followed up with a tenkan, we oftentimes refer to this entrance in this particular technique as: irimi-tenkan.

The nage's arms swing frely with the movement and momentum of the hips, as she enters her attacker's attack circle. Moving and leading the uke's strike around and downward, she takes him off balance.  


Yokomenuchi Iriminage
Var. 1, Angle 1
C. Matrasko (nage), James Loeser (uke)

She enters in once again - making herself the center and leads the uke in a downward spiral around her. Continuing, she drops her hips, then redirects his KI back onto his center - straight to the mat. His balance is gone and he takes the fall.

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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
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1978 C. Matrasko

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