Showing posts from June, 2010

Still catching up

Still trying to catch up after spending time helping the Mrs, and may not get to post until next week. I don't know why, but this version of uki otoshi intrigues me...

Been a while....

It's been a while since I've posted, sorry. Not for lack of interest, mind you. I was out of town for about a week there, and now my wife is about to have hernia surgery, so I'll be busy keeping tabs on the kids for another week.I have a couple of videos that I shot not long ago (some aikido ura waza stuff we've been playing around with) that I need to edit and post, so I may have that coming shortly. In the meantime, I've leave you with this little thought on angles.

Practice judo while killing time, part 3

When I first began learning hip throw ideas, we were always taught doing them as uke is traveling forward. But once you get fairly proficient with that idea, you can start looking at throwing them from a number of different conditions.
Basically, you can throw a person as they're coming forward, as they're going backward, and even going side to side and circling. This particular solo drill helped me practice the fundamental set-up for any advancing hip throw ideas, or reaps like harai goshi (a personal favorite) or uchi mata, or even tai otoshi (another favorite) and ashi guruma.