Techniques Explanation (Images,Video)


The following are a visual representation of some of the stances and attacks. Note that this is only to aid in remembering the techniques. It is not a substitute for going to class and actually practicing.
Click on any of the links below to get directly to the entry:

Gyaku Hanmi Katatetori  Tsuki (Video)
Ai Hanmi Katatetori  Shomenuchi (Video)
Morotetori Yokemenuchi (Video)
Ryotetori Ushiro Tekubitori
Katatori Ushiro Ryokatatori
RyoKatatori Happo Undo Exercise (Video)
  How to Tie your Belt (Video)

(Gyaku Hanmi) Katatetori      Ka ta’ te to ri

Same side foot is forward. Same side hand grabs partner.

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Ai Hanmi Katatetori

Cross foot and cross hand.

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Morotetori     Mo ro’ te to ri

Two hands grab one wrist. The hand uppermost on nage’s arm matches the forward foot.

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Ryotetori    Ri o’ te to ri

Two hands grab two wrists

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Ushiro Tekubitori    U shi’ ro   Te ku bi to’ ri

Two hands grab two wrists from behind

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Katatori      Ka’ ta tori

shoulder grab

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RyoKatatori       Ri o Ka’ ta tori

grab two shoulders from the front

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Ushiro Ryokatatori

Two hands grab shoulders from behind


Tsuki (video)


Shomenunchi (video)

Strike to top of the head

Yokomenuchi (video)

Strike to side of the head

Happo Undo (video)

8 direction exercise

How to Tie your Belt (video)

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