Thread: Sasae Tsurikomi Ashi
5/01/2011 10:47am, #21Falling for Judo since 1980
5/01/2011 12:08pm, #22
I'd like to point out to that this is a common method in Judo of doing uchikomi. We will position uke where the relative positions/grips of uke and tori create a moment of frozen debana, or opportunity/opening for the technique. It is critical to understand this, because it is a simplification that allows one to focus on the techique alone and not on how to get there. It's an ideal situation.
This seems to be how most people practice Judo, and then when in randori, get frustrated because nothing works, then go back and do more uchikomi in an ideal(ized) situation, then it still doesn't work, etc ad nauseum. Then it's "fucking uchimomi suck, just dead training".
For example, with uke and tori in square/shizenhontai stance, the easiest direction throw is straight to the front or back. This is basically where tori ends up of he "t's up" to uke correctly. More realistic is when uke and tori have offset stances, right vs right/left vs left or right vs left. In that case, tori has to do various things to "t up" to uke as illustrated by the Adams videos and Judoka_UK's various posts.
Point is, at some point you have to drill non-idealized situations statically and then with increasing amounts of movment and resistance in a progressive manner. But you have start somewhere, and the idealized situations are OK for that. Just understand how and what your are training.
BenFalling for Judo since 1980