Idori – Hiki Dori: exploring the weak direction

the meaning and principle of hiki dori

Hiki Dori is essentially the study of your opponent's weak direction. 

The meaning of Hiki is pull, which is shown by pulling the opponents arm. And it's the direction that counts. 

There are directions which cause the opponent to resist AND directions that don't allow the opponent to resist. 

On top of that, each direction has a certain affect. That's what you have to be mindful of if you intend to manipulate the opponent and get the upperhand. 

In these video's you'll see demonstrations and explanations of how the above works. How you can use that in your training to your advantage.

demonstration nukina sensei 2006

Ishikawa sensei asked Nukina Sensei to demonstrate Idori for his DVD back in 2006. This is the footage of Hiki Dori.

Detailed explanations and Sankaku principle is explained in the videos down below.

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demonstration and explanation photoseries of hiki dori

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triangle theory (SANKAKU)

This theory explains strong and weak lines in very simple terms. After watching this video you will understand AND be able to apply it immediately to your techniques.

Hiki dori walkthrough

Like Kata, Kumite has Key Points too. Hiki Dori included.

In this video I'll explain how to execute Hiki Dori (Key Points) as well as common errors that you should avoid. 

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