response to yesterday’s sitting spine loosening and warming exercises by
popular demand we repeated the sequence today.
The student’s found that it was less difficult to “Wake-up” the
muscle groups associated with the upper spine and middle spine areas without the
complexities of the hips and knees. Sitting
or kneeling achieves this. However
this is just a stepping stone to help identify the muscle groups.
The full benefit will only be possible by doing these exercises standing
so that the whole body is worked.
the benefit of those unable to make yesterday’s session we recapped some of
the more important elements.
the first part of today’s session we focussed our movements at Chudan level.
We used Inside Sweep into Outside Sweep into Inside Sweep to stimulate
Uke to change grip whilst Tori worked on the timing of their change.
was repeated for Outside Sweep into Inside Sweep into Outside Sweep.
we repeated the Inside Sweep sequence adding Outside Turn at the end, as Tori
gripped Uke’s wrist.
same was applied with the Outside Sweep sequence adding Inside Turn into a grip
at the end.
the more advanced student’s Inside Sweep was performed from a reverse posture
grip and Outside Sweep was performed from a regular posture grip rather like
that of Sotai Doza.
a short water break we moved on to elements of Nana Hon no Kuzushi.
concept of using sweeps and turns to create balance breaking at different
levels; Jodan, Chudan and Gedan.
start with we concentrated on Jodan Kuzushi, first Omote then Ura and finally an
application. Again the action of Uke
was important in terms of their intent.
keeps changing grip and is always thinking with each hand separately, one then
the other gripping the wrist then the Gi.
must try not to release the first grip as the threat of Atemi Waza from Tori is
the Jodan Kuzushi application we used Inside Sweep into Ushiro Ate to stimulate
Uke's attack sequence and Tori's response. The
training developed from basic Omote then to Ura then to application; Uke always
using one hand then the other.
promote Renraku Waza Uke counters the Ushiro Ate with Gedan Ate then Tori
counters with Ushiro Ate or Aigamae Ate.
attempt is blocked from doing their chosen technique by Uke.
Tori changes to a more suitable technique and so on.
of how Tori can control Uke’s movement by pinning them onto their heels were
to Tanto Randori were also explored.
on Gedan Kuzushi, first Omote then Ura and ending with applications promoting
Renraku Waza. Again the action of
Uke was important in terms of their intent.
more applications relating to Tanto Randori were also explored.
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