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Katatetori Kokyunage
Variation #3
b (sayo)

The attack is done with the attacker grabbing the victim's right hand.

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 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 3b.)
C. Matrasko right (nage) and Zeke Nono (uke)

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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
(C. Matrasko as uke)
1978 C. Matrasko

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