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Tanto Tsuki Ushiro

Reference: Back Off Balance

Example 1, Tanto Tsuki Ushiro Omote

Movie of Tanto Tsuki Ushiro Omote.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Kuta Punch Fig. 3 Change Sides Fig. 4 End Arm Down

  1. Fig. 1 shows the start with the spacing such that Uke's extended knife and Nage's extended arm do not quite touch.
  2. Fig. 2 shows Nage striking Uke's face. Knee Pop Stomp is very important here!
  3. In Fig. 3 Nage has taken the Arm Down grip while changing sides in the normal Arm Down way.
  4. Fig. 4 shows the end of the Arm Down. Nage has just taken the 2nd Irimi step.

    Fig. 5 Ushiro Grip Fig. 6 Throw Fig. 7 Uke Down Fig. 8 Take Tanto

  5. In Fig. 5 Nage's left hand comes up and grabs Uke's left shoulder. Nage's right hand maintains the grip on Uke's right wrist to control the Tanto. The dynamics here are the same as any of the Ushiro techniques.
  6. In Fig. 6 Nage throws Uke by Nage's right foot stepping forward. This is the 1st Back Off Balance step. Nage is continuing with the 2nd Back Off Balance step to finish the throw.
  7. Fig. 7 shows Uke down at the end of the throw. Nage must do this by squatting, not slamming Uke down with Nage's arms. This can be a very hard throw for Uke.
  8. In Fig. 8 Nage has taken the Tanto.

Example 2, Tanto Tsuki Ushiro Ura

Movie of Tanto Tsuki Ushiro Ura.

Fig. 9 Start Fig. 10 Kuta Punch Fig. 11 Take Grip Fig. 12 Uke Down

  1. Fig. 9 shows the start with the spacing such that Uke's extended knife and Nage's extended arm do not quite touch.
  2. In Fig. 10 Nage's left foot slides in and Nage delivers a Kuta Punch to Uke's face.
  3. In Fig. 11 Nage is taking the Back Off Balance grip with Nage's left hand on Uke's left shoulder. Nage's right foot has gathered up to Nage's left foot and Nage's left foot has stepped behind Uke's left foot for the 1st Back Off Balance Step.
  4. Fig. 12 shows Uke Down. Nage's right foot has stepped back for the 2nd Back Off Balance Step to throw Uke in front of Nage. Nage's body must drop to do this. If Nage's arms sling Uke down it is very hard on Uke.

5. Fig. 13 shows Nage taking the Tanto. Uke's movement from the fall is smooth as Uke rolls over from Nage's control of Uke's right wrist.

Fig. 13 Take Tanto

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