Please note that the techniques summarised below may not necessarily be identical or capture all that was taught in class. This summary is for supplemental purposes only and does not replace live instruction. Techniques should only be practised under instructor supervision.
Nage-waza (throwing technique):
O-uchi gari (major inner reap) variations were taught. The typical entry for o-uchi gari tends to be a straight forward entry, or “T-ing” up (article explanation). While T-ing is advantageous in allowing for a fast shuffle-step entry (tsugi ashi), if tori does not turn his/her chest back towards uke while finishing the throw (kake), then tori is vulnerable to counter techniques such as foot sweeps. A good summary on o-uchi gari can be found on the Difficult Way blog.
1. One alternative way of T-ing up is to use a circular movement to pull uke into the T-ing up position for o-uchi gari.
2. The second variation demonstrated was in the opposite stance situation (i.e. righty vs lefty, kenka yotsu). This variation, like the first, depends on uke‘s reaction to tori‘s pull. Tori pulls on uke‘s lapel and uke regains his/her balance by bringing his/her far leg forward. Tori then back-swings his/her near leg and drives off it while reaping uke‘s far leg.
Ne-waza (ground technique):
Three variations of ude garami (entangled armlock) were demonstrated. Specifically, ude garami from the side four-quarters hold (yoko shiho gatame) towards the head and towards the legs, as well as ude garami from guard were demonstrated.
Two variations of ude gatame (straight armlock) was also demonstrated, one from yoko shiho gatame and one from guard.