Tai no Henko

Tai no henko Basic turning technique Kaicho Bruce Bookman


In the video at 1m 24s Uke grabs Tori's wrist with his right arm. Tori lowers his wrist/body as he steps forward inducing Uke to bend at the waist and relax his right arm to avoid being unbalanced to the front by Tori's downward movement. Tori then induces Uke to apply Aiki, to unbalance himself, by rotating his wrist away from Uke. Uke maintains contact with Tori's wrist by reversing the muscle torque about his front foot joint, to raise his heel, causing Uke to become unbalanced to the front as he pulls back.