18th October 2022, Omote and Ura Gyaku

Working on two of the lapel grabs, Omote Gyaku and Ura Gyaku, tonight. When you first start learning anything, it’s static, slow and semi-uncoordinated while you figure out the mechanics, which is why you learn from an actual grab, not an attempted grab.

After a while, you get smoother and then you can take it up a notch to catch an attempted grab, after that you can start to play with it and see where your body wants to direct your uke (training partner/attacker). Just as you would with a musical instrument, you need to know the scales and the rules to be able to play anything freeform successfully.

Published by donnaauckland

I'm a 2nd degree black belt that teaching on Tuesdays 7-8.30pm at the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall, 372 Don Buck Road.

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