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Take Ori

Take Ori (竹折) “Bamboo Break” The uke grabs the tori’s right collar with the left hand. Cover uke’s left hand with your right. Sono Ichi (Omote) Step back with your left foot sinking your hips low and push the uke’s grabbing hand off with your right....

O’Gyaku

Ōgyaku (大逆) “Big/Great Reverse” The uke and tori are in Shizentai. The uke performs katamunedori by grabbing the right lapel with their left hand. Cover with your left hand. Rotate the hand forward such that your thumb and index finger grips the wrist of the...

Hon Gyaku

Hon Gyaku (本逆) “Root Reverse” The uke grabs the tori’s right collar with the left hand. Tori covers the grab with their right hand. Fall back 45 degrees to your right, and take uke’s left hand with your left. Remove the hand in a similar manner to...