Thursday, August 17, 2006
Kihon Waza means basic technique. Tonight T.M. sensei ran us through the six basic techniques that Sensei likes to have us demonstrate to show we know the basics. The techniques are: shomenuchi iriminage, yokomenuchi shihonage (omote and ura), munetsuki kotegaeshi, katatori nikkyo (omote and ura), ushiro tekubitori kubeshime, and ushirodori kokyunage. It's a demanding cycle for me because, as uke, I am attacking 16 times in a row. That's a lot of falling down and getting up to do in about two minutes!