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The Difference Between Snapping Vs Pulling. Are You Doing It Right?

jimmy pedro usa judo coach

 

When you’re aiming to get some kuzushi, you pull with your hands. However, when all you want is to get some form of reaction from uke, you don’t pull but rather, snap with your hands. In top-level competition you see a lot of players constantly snapping their hands, as well as doing all kinds of feints with the heads, hips and legs in order to elicit a reaction from uke. Snapping with the hands is a key part of that effort.

"condition your opponents reactions so you know what to throw them with"

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3 Responses

OLIVIER DUBOIS

OLIVIER DUBOIS

December 14, 2020

Very useful, that really something i will work on , how to move your opponent in your throw

Joshua Matanane

Joshua Matanane

December 04, 2020

Thank you so much for this nugget of info.

Canipari Mauro

Canipari Mauro

December 04, 2020

Importantissimo il Kuzushi (squilibrio). Spesso si vedono troppi attacchi senza che Uke sia davvero squilibrato, e questo è pericoloso per Tori. Kuzushi quindi è il primo step per effettuare l’attacco. A kuzushi succederà Tsukuri e quindi Kake. Un saluto a Travis.

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