Idori – Zu Dori: Controlling the head

Zu dori

What Zu Dori means? Good question.

I asked Ishikawa Sensei about it and he said: "Zu means head". That makes sense, right? Simple and straight forward. Like Te Dori.

The first time I learned this technique was not in I Dori though - it was Tanto Dori at Ishikawa Sensei's summercamp. Unfortunately I don't remember the exact explanation that Ishikawa sensei gave, but I DO know what happened when I got home...

The second I got home my father asked, "how was it?"

COOL! And I learned all these new techniques! Look... 

Then I did Zu Dori on my father and I actually hurt him... I felt so bad. And that was MY fault because I did not understand the technique. The range of motion of different people, the danger involved. You name it.

I will never forget it and really consider this a "don't try this at home" type of technique. 

It's cool. And its dangerous, so be careful...

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demonstration of Zu dori step by step

Explanations and demonstrations of zu dori

demonstration nukina sensei 2006

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

benefits of spine manipulation

Zu Dori may seem like a brutal technique which it historically also is. It pays off though to zoom in on the finer points that are involved in executing this technique properly. You'll discover the benefits and effects of Spine Manipulation that you can find in Zu Dori in this video.

key points of zu dori

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

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


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