17-hon no kata – Uki-waza

Uki waza

The integration of our bodywork exercises into Uki Waza will generate extra power into the technique. This power is derived from Tenshikeiî or the power generated through internal body turning, stretching and releasing. This internal turning follows a diagonal spiral line or in other words: diagonal tension.

Mae  otoshi

The setup for mae otoshi is creating diagonal tension. By stepping forward the tension can be released and becomes kinetic power.

  • Use the same setup as for tenkai kote gaeshi
  • Slide the arm closer to Uke’s armpit while turningin hineri fashion
  • Releaese and drop the power generated by the diagonal tension
  • When stepping forward, use rolling foot skill

Sumi otoshi

Sumi otoshi is an almost exaggerated example of “tenshikei”.

sumi otoshi diagonal tension

  • Use setup footwork from tenkai kote hineri
  • Don’t squeeze the wrist of Uke
  • When creating diagonal tension, keep koshi stable
  • Releaese and drop the power generated by the diagonal tension

Hiki otoshi

Remark the footwork to improve the diagonal tension. When releasing the tension and stepping back, tenshikei becomes kinetic power.

  • Don’t squeeze the wrist of Uke
  • When creating diagonal tension, keep koshi stable
  • Releaese and drop the power generated by the diagonal tension

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A passion for Martial Arts since 1964

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