Tenshinage – look one hand!

Posted: December 1, 2012 in Aikido, Diary
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We did some work on Ryotedori tenshinage (heaven and earth throw) today. We started with the conventional form, then did hanmi handachiwaza, including a form where there is no “heaven” hand. The heaven hand is kept low and used to cut the back of the attackers knee.

Back in tachiwaza, we did the same technique with one hand (the earth hand). I was advised to keep the hand at my centre and then imagine picking up a pebble.

Most of the focus was Omote forms and we continued with some jodori using the same methods.

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