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Tenshim Change

Reference: Tenshim Off Balance

Example 1, Tenshim Omote To Ikkyo Irimi

Movie of Tenshim Omote To Ikkyo Irimi.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Kuta Punch Fig. 3 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 4 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 1 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 2 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 3 Nage's left foot has just stepped back with the 2nd Tenshim step. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's front without pulling on Uke causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 4 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot slides back some but not as much as in the Tenshim throw. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more in front of Nage to give Uke some support.

    Fig. 5 1st Irimi Step Fig. 6 2nd Irimi Step Fig. 7 3rd Irimi Step

  5. Fig. 5 shows the end of Nage's 1st Irimi Step. Nage's right hand has taken a Nikkyo style grip but the wrist lock is not necessary. Nage brings Uke's arm over in a typical Ikkyo fashion.
  6. Fig. 6 shows the end of Nage's 2nd Irimi Step and Uke is falling.
  7. Fig. 7 shows the end Nage's 3rd Step which is frequently used with Ikkyo to flatten Uke.

Example 2, Tenshim Omote To Ikkyo Tenkan

This variation probably does not make sense but it is commonly done. In Nage initially steps to Uke's front it is probably because there is an obstacle to the rear. Normally Nage would not go to the front and then go to the rear.

Movie of Tenshim Omote To Ikkyo Tenkan.

Fig. 8 Start Fig. 9 Kuta Punch Fig. 10 Circle Arm Fig. 11 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 8 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 9 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 10 Nage's left foot is stepping back. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's front without pulling out on Uke causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 11 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance at the end of the 2nd Tenshim Step. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot did not move back as in the Tenshim throw. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more in front of Nage to give Uke some support. Nage's right hand has taken a Nikkyo type grip sans wrist lock.

    Fig. 12 Raise Arm Fig. 13 1st Tenkan Step Fig. 14 2nd Tenkan Step

  5. In Fig. 12 Nage's hips twist to start Nage's 1st Tenkan Step. This brings Uke's arm up in a typical Ikkyo fashion.
  6. Fig. 13 shows the end of Nage's 1st Tenkan Step. Nage is in the Tornado Twist.
  7. Fig. 14 shows the end Nage's 2nd Tenkan Step and Uke is down.

Example 3, Tenshim Ura To Ikkyo Irimi

This variation probably does not make sense but it is commonly done. In Nage initially steps to Uke's rear it is probably because there is an obstacle to Uke's front. Normally Nage would not go to the rear and then go to the front.

Movie of Tenshim Ura To Ikkyo Irimi.

Fig. 15 Start Fig. 16 Kuta Punch Fig. 17 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 18 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 15 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 16 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 17 Nage's left foot has just stepped behind Uke for the 2nd Tenshim step. The step behind Uke is what makes this move Ura. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's rear without pushing on Uke causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 18 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot gathers some but not as much as in the Tenshim throw. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more between Uke and Nage to give Uke some support.

    Fig. 19 1st Irimi Step Fig. 20 2nd Irimi Step Fig. 21 3rd Irimi Step

  5. Fig. 19 shows the end of Nage's 1st Irimi Step. Nage's right hand has taken a Gokyo style grip. Nage brings Uke's arm over in a typical Ikkyo fashion.
  6. Fig. 20 shows the end of Nage's 2nd Irimi Step and Uke is falling.
  7. Fig. 21 shows the end Nage's 3rd Step which is frequently used with Ikkyo to flatten Uke.

Example 4, Tenshim Ura To Ikkyo Tenkan

Movie of Tenshim Ura To Ikkyo Tenkan.

Fig. 22 Start Fig. 23 Kuta Punch Fig. 24 Circle Arm Fig. 25 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 22 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 23 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 24 Nage's left foot is stepping behind Uke. This step is what makes it Ura. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's rear without pushing out on Uke causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 25 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance at the end of the 2nd Tenshim Step. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot is starting to gather. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more between Uke and Nage to give Uke some support. Nage's right hand has taken a Gokyo type grip.

    Fig. 26 Raise Arm Fig. 27 1st Tenkan Step Fig. 28 2nd Tenkan Step

  5. In Fig. 26 Nage's right foot has gathered closer to Nage's left foot and Nage's hips are twisting to start Nage's 1st Tenkan Step. This brings Uke's arm up in a typical Ikkyo fashion.
  6. Fig. 27 shows the end of Nage's 1st Tenkan Step. Nage is in the Tornado Twist.
  7. Fig. 28 shows the end Nage's 2nd Tenkan Step and Uke is down.

Example 5, Tenshim Omote To Arm Down Irimi

Movie of Tenshim Omote To Arm Down Irimi.

Fig. 29 Start Fig. 30 Kuta Punch Fig. 31 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 32 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 29 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 30 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 31 Nage's left foot has just stepped back with the 2nd Tenshim step. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's front without pulling on Uke causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 32 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot slides back near Nage's left foot. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more in front of Nage to give Uke some support.

    Fig. 33 1st Irimi Step Fig. 34 2nd Irimi Step Fig. 35 3rd Irimi Step

  5. Fig. 33 shows the end of Nage's 1st Irimi Step. Nage's right hand has taken an Arm Down grip. Nage brings Uke's arm between Uke and Nage in a typical Arm Down fashion.
  6. Fig. 34 shows the end of Nage's 2nd Irimi Step and Uke is falling.
  7. Fig. 35 shows the end Nage's 3rd Step which is frequently used with Arm Down to flatten Uke.

Example 6, Tenshim Omote To Arm Down Tenkan

This variation probably does not make sense but it is commonly done. In Nage initially steps to Uke's front it is probably because there is an obstacle to the rear. Normally Nage would not go to the front and then go to the rear.

Movie of Tenshim Omote To Arm Down Tenkan.

Fig. 36 Start Fig. 37 Kuta Punch Fig. 38 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 39 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 36 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 37 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 38 Nage's left foot has just stepped back with the 2nd Tenshim step. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's front without pulling on Uke causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 39 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot slides back near Nage's left foot. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more in front of Nage to give Uke some support.

    Fig. 40 1st Tenkan Step Fig. 41 2nd Tenkan Step Fig. 42 3rd Tenkan Step

  5. Fig. 40 shows the end of Nage's 1st Tenkan Step. Nage's right hand has taken an Arm Down grip. Nage has stepped around behind Uke.
  6. Fig. 41 shows the end of Nage's 2nd Tenkan Step and Nage is in the Tornado Twist.
  7. Fig. 42 shows the end Nage's 3rd Step which is frequently used with Arm Down to flatten Uke.

Example 7, Tenshim Ura To Arm Down Irimi

This variation probably does not make sense but it is commonly done. In Nage initially steps to Uke's rear it is probably because there is an obstacle to Uke's front. Normally Nage would not go to the rear and then go to the front.

Movie of Tenshim Ura To Arm Down Irimi.

Fig. 43 Start Fig. 44 Kuta Punch Fig. 45 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 46 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 43 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 44 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 45 Nage's left foot has just stepped behind Uke with the 2nd Tenshim step. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's rear without pushing out on Uke causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 46 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot slides back near Nage's left foot. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more between Uke and Nage to give Uke some support.

    Fig. 47 1st Irimi Step Fig. 48 2nd Irimi Step Fig. 49 3rd Irimi Step

  5. Fig. 47 shows the end of Nage's 1st Irimi Step. Nage's right hand has taken an Arm Down grip. Nage brings Uke's arm between Uke and Nage in a typical Arm Down fashion.
  6. Fig. 48 shows the end of Nage's 2nd Irimi Step and Uke is falling.
  7. Fig. 49 shows the end Nage's 3rd Step which is frequently used with Arm Down to flatten Uke.

Example 8, Tenshim Ura To Arm Down Tenkan

Movie of Tenshim Ura To Arm Down Tenkan.

Fig. 50 Start Fig. 51 Kuta Punch Fig. 52 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 53 Drop Uke

  1. Fig. 50 shows the start position for Yokomen Uchi. Tenshim can be executed from many attacks but Tenshim is common from Yokomen Uchi.
  2. Fig. 51 shows the end of the 1st Tenshim Step with Nage's right foot. Nage's right hand is pushing Uke. In application this would be a strike to Uke's face or neck. Uke has just attacked with a Yokomen Uchi.
  3. In Fig. 52 Nage's left foot has just stepped behind Uke with the 2nd Tenshim step. Nage uses this move to rotate Uke's arm to Uke's rear without pushing on Uke out causing Uke to resist.
  4. Fig. 53 shows Nage's hips and arms dropping bringing Uke down and off balance. This is a little tricky because Uke tends to fall. Nage's right foot slides near Nage's left foot. Nage also keeps Uke's arm more in front of Nage to give Uke some support.

    Fig. 54 1st Tenkan Step Fig. 55 2nd Tenkan Step Fig. 56 3rd Tenkan Step

  5. Fig. 54 shows the end of Nage's 1st Tenkan Step. Nage's right hand has taken an Arm Down grip. Nage has stepped around behind Uke.
  6. Fig. 55 shows the end of Nage's 2nd Tenkan Step and Nage is in the Tornado Twist.
  7. Fig. 56 shows the end Nage's 3rd Step which is frequently used with Arm Down to flatten Uke.

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