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Kote Gaeshi

Kote Gaeshi - 1  Kote Gaeshi - 2

Tori: Aaron Kromer
Uke: Kevin Brennan

With this form of Te Nage (Kote Gaeshi) pressure is first applied to the wrist by hyper-flexing the wrist, then to the elbow by using the hand as lever and turning it away from the center of the body. It is important to get a good grip on the Uke’s hand by placing the fingers into the palm of the hand and the thumb at the third knuckle on the back of the hand. In effect, you grasp the abductor pollicis and flexor pollicis brevis muscles over the first metacarpal of the uke’s thumb.

Once the wrist is bent, the movement comes from your legs, not your arms. Stepping back while holding the wrist firmly will take the uke down.


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