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Tanto Yokomen Tenshim

Reference: Tenshim Off Balance

Example 1, Tanto Yokomen Tenshim Omote

Movie of Tanto Yokomen Tenshim Omote.

Fig. 1 Start Fig. 2 Yokomen Uchi Fig. 3 Kuta Punch Fig. 4 1st Tenshim Step

  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 Uke's right hand striking Nage with Yokomen Uchi. The Tanto is held as shown because this is more difficult to defend against. Nage has started moving in and Knee Pop Stomp is very important here!
  3. Fig. 3 shows Nage striking Uke's face. Nage's left arm is making contact with Uke's striking arm. It is easy for Uke to cut Nage's arm. To prevent this Nage must quickly sweep Uke's arm down.
  4. In Fig. 4 Nage's back foot has just finished the 1st Tenshim step. Nage's left hand is holding near Uke's wrist and Nage's right hand is on Uke's upper arm.

    Fig. 5 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 6 Step Around Head Fig. 7 Take Tanto

  5. In Fig. 5 Nage has taken the 2nd Tenshim step and is in the Tornado Twist. Uke is falling.
  6. Fig. 6 shows Nage stepping around Uke's head to take the Tanto.
  7. In Fig. 7 Nage has just applied the wrist lock and taken the Tanto.

Example 2, Tanto Yokomen Tenshim Ura

Movie of Tanto Yokomen Tenshim Ura.

Fig. 8 Start Fig. 9 Yokomen Uchi Fig. 10 Kuta Punch Fig. 11 1st Tenshim Step

  1. Fig. 8 shows the start with the spacing such that Uke's extended knife and Nage's extended arm do not quite touch.
  2. Fig. 9 shows Uke's right hand striking Nage with Yokomen Uchi. The Tanto is held as shown because this is more difficult to defend against. Nage has started moving in and Knee Pop Stomp is very important here!
  3. Fig. 10 shows Nage striking Uke's face. Nage's left arm is making contact with Uke's striking arm. It is easy for Uke to cut Nage's arm. To prevent this Nage must quickly sweep Uke's arm down.
  4. In Fig. 11 Nage's back foot has just finished the 1st Tenshim step. Nage's left hand is holding near Uke's wrist and Nage's right hand is on Uke's upper arm.

    Fig. 12 2nd Tenshim Step Fig. 13 Step Around Head Fig. 14 Take Tanto

  5. In Fig. 12 Nage has taken the 2nd Tenshim step and is in the Tornado Twist. Uke is falling.
  6. Fig. 13 shows Nage stepping around Uke's head to take the Tanto.
  7. In Fig. 14 Nage has just applied the wrist lock and taken the Tanto.

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