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17-hon no kata – Atemi-waza

The integration of our exercises, discussed in this blog, have of course a great influence on the performance of our waza in kata and randori.
Major influences are:

  • stretching the body
  • diagonal tension
  • twisting and untwisting
  • rolling feet
  • and other elements…

Shomen ate

  • Tori stretch the body as the arm is raised as a threat.
  • Attack Uke’s arm as the stretch is released.
  • Tori use gravity effect and step before touching Uke’s chin.
  • Use rolling foot skill as you touch and push Uke.

Ai-gamae ate

  • Avoid in reverse posture along the line of Uke’s feet.
  • Use Inside Turn action on Uke’s upper arm, close to the elbow (Don’t grip).
  • Lightly grip Uke’s skin at the wrist.
  • Use gravity effect and step into regular posture and control Uke before moving the leg and then touching the chin.

Gyaku-gamae ate

  • Avoid in regular posture as Uke’s wrist is lightly gripped (skin effect).
  • Tori stretch the body as the arm is raised as a threat.
  • Attack to the face but lightly land on the chest of Uke.
  • Use skin effect on Uke’s upper body.
  • Gravity effect, Step with rolling foot and tsugi ashi and throw.

Gedan ate

  • Avoid in regular posture as Uke’s wrist is lightly gripped (skin effect).
  • Tori stretch the body as the arm is raised as a threat.
  • Uke closes down the options to an upper body attack by slightly turning and raising their arm.
  • Tori then drop to gedan and form a sword-drawing-like shape with the attacking arm.
  • Use skin effect on Uke’s lower body.
  • Gravity effect, Step with rolling foot and tsugi ashi and throw

Ushiro ate

  • Tori using the Mune action from Inside Turn, place the hand onto Uke’s upper arm.
  • Tori lightly grip the skin of Uke’s wrist and with both hands and using a diagonal spiral in the torso; slightly rotate the arm and Tsugi Ashi to rotate Uke.
  • This is an example of Tori’s upper and lower body being separate as the action is made.
  • Tori then, using a similar movement, Tsugi Ashi sideways across Uke’s back and touch the hands onto Uke’s shoulders.
  • By bringing down the elbows and rotating the hands; rather like rotating a Jo which is situated along the shoulder line.
  • Uke will be fixed in a stretched falling rearwards position.  Tori momentarily keep this before moving back.  Donít be tempted to pull Uke back.

You’ll find the complete Basic 17 here

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