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Improvise Long Stick

Reference: Jo Tsuki

Kuta uses a long stick like a Jo Tsuki. Brooms, mops, rakes and many other common household tools have long handles.

Movie of improvise with broom.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Grab Fig. 3 Level Fig. 4 Strike

  1. Fig. 1 shows Nage holding a broom.
  2. In Fig. 2 Nage's left hand twist to bring the broom up and Nage's right hand reaches down to grab the broom. If Nage's right hand grabs near Nage's left hand Nage is less likely to miss the broom.
  3. Fig. 3 shows Nage with the broom up in a level position to strike.
  4. Fig. 4 shows the broom extended. The video is done slowly but this is executed and pulled back as quickly as possible so that Uke cannot avoid the thrust or grab the broom.

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