Summary of Saturday June 14th

June 15th, 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):

Okuri ashi barai, often also spelled okuri ashi harai, was demonstrated to kick off the next series of techniques, specifically ashi-waza (leg techniques). The name of the technique literally translates to the sending-off leg/foot sweep, thus one can think of this foot sweep as a technique that sends both of uke‘s legs out to the side. Ultimately, one will need to be able to compare and contrast the mechanics of okuri ashi barai to de ashi barai (forward foot sweep) and harai tsurikomi ashi (lifting-pulling foot sweep), the other two foot sweeps in the Kodokan curriculum.

The lateral moving version of okuri ashi barai was specifically taught, and is the moving variation used in nage no kata. Useful points to keep in mind are timing, incorporating a lifting motion with the far hand as well as a pushing motion with the nearside (sweeping-side) grip, pushing the hips into the sweep and emphasizing sweep latitude.

Ne-waza (ground technique):

Several choke/strangulation techniques (shime-waza) were reviewed:

N.B. spoken Japanese often shifts sounds, so shime and jime refer to the same thing, much like koshi and goshi or barai and harai for example.

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