Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday class

Today was mainly focused on preparation for grading.  Essentially uke walks either forward or backward the length of the mat as tori attempts different throws.  My footwork is awkward as all get out.  Kuzushi needs a lot of work, as well.

Points to remember:

  • Bend at the knees and keep the back straight.
  • Use kuzushi to pull uke up and load him into proper throwing position
  • Some throws require body contact before initiating (Osoto Gari, Ouchi Gari, Kouchi Gari)
  • Some throws require distance to be maintained so that I can complete my rotations and load uke into position (Seio Nage, Uchi Mata, O Goshi)

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