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Jo Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae Arm Down

Reference: Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae

Example 1, Jo Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae Arm Down Irimi.

Movie of Jo Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae Arm Down Irimi.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 1st Irimi Step Fig. 3 2nd Irimi Step Fig. 4 Tornado Twist

  1. Fig. 1 shows Uke holding the Jo with one hand in Gyaku Gamae stance.
  2. In Fig. 2 Nage's back foot has stepped forward for the 1st Irimi Step. Nage's lead hand has slid forward on the Jo until it is by Uke's hand. Nage's elbow is striking and coming above Uke's arm just like Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae Arm Down.
  3. In Fig. 3 Nage has taken the 2nd Irimi Step. It is important for Nage to twist the Jo against Uke's thumb. This causes a Releasing Reflex making it difficult for Uke to hold the Jo. If Nage is focusing on the throw this seems counter intuitive but Nage really wants Uke to release the Jo. Using the Releasing Reflex is essential for the Arm Down because it makes Uke weak and Uke cannot resist Nage. If Nage twist the Jo into Uke's fingers it activates the Grasping Reflex making Uke very strong and Uke can resist Nage's technique. When Nage's arm comes over Uke's arm as shown this forces the Jo to turn in the correct direction if the Jo does not slip in Nage's hand.
  4. Fig. 4 shows the end of the Tornado Twist with Uke on the ground.

Example 2, Jo Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae Arm Down Tenkan.

Movie of Jo Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae Arm Down Tenkan.

Fig. 5 Start Fig. 6 1st Tenkan Step Fig. 7 2nd Tenkan Step Fig. 8 Tornado Twist

  1. Fig. 5 shows Uke holding the Jo with one hand in Gyaku Gamae stance.
  2. In Fig. 6 Nage's back foot has stepped forward for the 1st Tenkan Step. Nage's lead hand has slid forward on the Jo until it is by Uke's hand. Nage's elbow is striking and coming above Uke's arm just like Katate Tori Gyaku Gamae Arm Down.
  3. In Fig. 7 Nage has taken the 2nd Tenkan Step. It is important for Nage to twist the Jo against Uke's thumb. This causes a Releasing Reflex making it difficult for Uke to hold the Jo. If Nage is focusing on the throw this seems counter intuitive but Nage really wants Uke to release the Jo. Using the Releasing Reflex is essential for the Arm Down because it makes Uke weak and Uke cannot resist Nage. If Nage twist the Jo into Uke's fingers it activates the Grasping Reflex making Uke very strong and Uke can resist Nage's technique. When Nage's arm comes over Uke's arm as shown this forces the Jo to turn in the correct direction if the Jo does not slip in Nage's hand.
  4. Fig. 8 shows the end of the Tornado Twist with Uke on the ground.

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