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
and direction of the attacker.
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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