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Katatetori Kokyunage - (Hiji) 
(Variation #6a)

C. Matrasko enters the attack by striking the attacker,  stepping into his area, and redirecting him using irimi. The strike is forces him off-center and he turns away. The movement continues using the attacker's own arm against him  to redirect his own movement to the ground. When her body gets close to the attacker's center, the nage drops of her own one-point and slides forward. A pathway is opened for the nage to redirect the uke's body downwards.

As usual, in Aikido practice - physical strength and speed is not a factor in effective technique.

Kokyunage is a movement based on the momentum and direction of the attacker. The idea is to keep yourself and your attacker moving in a forward direction.

Katatetori Kokyunage (Variation #6a)
C. Matrasko

The beauty of Aikido is that you can vary moves, just as long as you keep within the Aikido principles of redirection and adjustment.  

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1978 C. Matrasko

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1/15/2000