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Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor


Cheryl Matrasko
James Loeser
Matthew O'Connor



Katatetori Kokyunage (ura)

Below, Matthew O'Connor is being attacked by a hand grab (katatetori). He chooses to take the outside approach and uses a tenkan maneuver to deal with James. He leads the attacker around him, then swings his center and attacks James' movement using an irimi entrance to keep him off balance. Matt drops his center and uses his own circular movement with James' momentum --- to throw him.

Kokyunage is a movement based on the momenentum and direction of the attacker.

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Katatetori Kokyunage (ura)
Matthew O'Connor (nage) and James Loeser (uke)

Notice that in this technique, the Matt starts out with tenkan to start out with, then uses irimi approach to take James off balance and redirect him. This is fairly common in Aikido, to use tenkan and irimi interchangeably during a technique.

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

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