Variation #3a (sayo)
Below, C. Matrasko is being attacked by a
hand grab (katatetori). In her entrance to the technique,
she chooses to take a slightly external approach to the
attack - entering the side of the attacker using irimi
with a slight turn of the body. Her body enters the area of the offender
-- turning her hips clockwise. Note her body drops while using musubi.
The resulting movement brings the attacker slightly off
balance. The wave-like motion of the nage's arms and body momentum
from sayo-undo, sweeps the uke's balance upwards and then down. This
is truly a movement of great momentum, if used with precision timing
and only body motion.
As usual, in Aikido
practice - physical strength and speed is not a factor in effective
Kokyunage is a movement based on the
and direction of the attacker. The idea is to keep yourself and your
attacker moving in a forward direction.
Katatetori Kokyunage (Variation
C. Matrasko left, Zeke nono as uke.
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