Bujinkan Class Training Notes: Koshi Kudaki

Starting first with the understanding of nage waza- throwing forms, and an important point.

The power of tossing your training partner by having your hips lower when compared to their hips.

The opposite of not wanting to be thrown by sinking and lowering your own hips in relation to your training partner.

We spent some time examining the timing and effect behind the strike to the kidneys that prevent the throw. The idea of a boshiken to stop and keep uke in place, so we can appropriately counter, usually with zu dori.

But what about using the strike, or a following kick to send uke away?

Perhaps if it was once against many, stopping the throw, and using the strike to send uke in a tactical direction? 

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