Note here, to get Yonkyo, you must first take
the uke to Ikkyo or Sankyo - in order to lead into the Yonkyo.
Yonkyo, is a pressure technique to the nerve
centers of the arm. Most commonly taken just above the wrist, the yonkyo is applied my
taking the joint knuckle of the hand and pushing it the underside of the uke's arm. The
entire movement and application of Yonkyo, looks as if the nage using the uke's arm
in a downward strike, as in a sword cutting. The affects are jolting, nearly electrifying
pain, and numbness at times.
Sadri Gueche (nage) and James Loeser
(uke) illustrate Yokomenuchi Yonkyo
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