Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Basics - Hijishime
There should be no space between your partner's arm and your chest as well as no space between your right elbow and your body.
Your armpit should be closed with your elbow down and hand turned slightly back so uke's thumb is also against your body.
Note: This picture is for mune mochi,and kata mochi. For shomen uchi and yokomen uchi your right hand would catch uke's arm in the crease of your elbow (similar to nikajo osae).
Catch from underneath with your hands together and use your wrist to adjust to the length of
your partner's arm to match up elbow to elbow.
1. Do not bend your left wrist 2. Although catching from below 3. Find the right amount of
too much or your elbow will if your wrist is too straight bending so that you can
be on the inside of uke's your elbow will end up on the adjust to the length of
elbow. outside of uke's elbow. each partner's arm.