Summary of Tuesday March 25th

March 29th, 2014 | Posted by judo in Class summary | Intermediate | News

Please note that the techniques summarised below may not necessarily be identical or capture all that was taught in class.

Nage-waza (throwing technique):

Kuchiki taoshi, the rotten wood toppling, was demonstrated. This throw’s interesting name comes from the fact that it was reintroduced as an official technique (i.e. shinmeisho no waza or newly accepted techniques) from classical jujutsu, a great source of flowery names. This technique looks much like kibisu gaeshi (ankle reversal) as demonstrated several classes ago, except the hand grabs around the thigh area rather than the heel or ankle. A good written exposition of the possibilities available with kuchiki taoshi is available here or here, but the two videos below summarise the two kuchiki variations shown.

Ne-waza (ground technique):

A way of passing the “guard”, the position where one is between the legs of another, was demonstrated. Specifically, the single leg stacking pass was demonstrated. This guard pass requires constant forward pressure both in order to pass successfully and to avoid being caught in a triangle choke (sankaku jime). Killing uke‘s hip mobility is a key point, in addition to stacking uke‘s leg into her/his face.

While not mentioned in class, the single leg stacking pass leads straight into kata te jime (single hand choke).

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