Sunday, March 27, 2011


In my blog on Men vs Men, I was told that the technique actually had a name: men-kiriotoshi-men. It is basically an Oji waza described as the most difficult.
You can see this at 4:02 into this video:

Also Mr. Okada was kind enough to give me some tips on men-vs-men. It seems my problem is that when I launch into men I am not heading straight for the target- especially when I am late. I tend to angle around it. If I just strike directly at dead center of the opponent's men with all my intention the worst that can happen is we clash and no one gets a men across (or my opponent does a kiriotoshi to me :)

I also have a problem of still using my right arm too much as a result sometimes my men strikes are off center. I need to just do extra waza at home.

1 comment:

  1. Seme with the intention of striking first. If your opponent makes you react you are probably too late. If you 'make' your opponent move, you will be better prepared to parry and/or attack resulting in a crisp smoother strike. It's not just about who is faster.