Katatetori Kaitenage has been referred to as a rotary
throw from a wrist grab.
Kaitenage techniques appear somewhat elaborate,
but in actuality are very simple in nature. The movement is very circular and is always in
flux, where both uke and nage take on many shifts and changes in direction and footwork.
Tenkans and irimis, interchangeably start every shift of movement. It is truly a beautiful
technique to watch and to execute, when it is executed well. In a practical sense, it can
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Katatetori Kaitenage (ura) is
demonstrated by James Loeser (nage) and Matthew O'Connor (uke)
- The attacker grabs the nage's wrist.
- Nage performs tenkan.
- As the Nage tenkans, he swings his hips and leads the attacker
- Nage hits the assailant in the face after the center is
- This gives the nage the opportunity to swing the uke's arm to
open the stance and then step under the arm.
- The Victim then drops his own one-point, causing the attacker
to drop suddenly also. Here the uke has lost his balance again.
- The Nage continues the movement and drops the assailant's arm
in a forward circular fashion.
- At the same time, he pushes the uke's head down in the same
forward circular movement
- Uke takes the fall, to avoid injury.
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