Sanbon Kumite Jodan Uke 8 ITSUKI

understand AND avoid itsuki

Itsuki is the term used to describe “useless stationary conditions of mind and body” according to Masahiro Yanagawa sensei.

You want to move. It works in your mind - but your body does not play along. Other times, your body can move but your mind freezes. Physical and Mental Itsuki can exist separately but also in combination.

physical itsuki

The physical way is for example losing balance and correcting that with muscle tension. This muscle tension and correcting posture takes time and effort.

If at that time you have to block, attack or move... 

mental itsuki

The mental version of Itsuki is basically any thinking event that gets in the way of being able to move properly. 

Tactically, you should avoid itsuki yourself and force the opponent to suffer itsuki at the same time.

[ELSE_is_for]

THIS BLOCK IS SECURED

You need a Pro Licence to access this content.

Go Pro

[/mbr_is_for]

how to avoid itsuki so you can follow up instantly

Hidari Kamae

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need to be logged in to access this content.

Click Get Started

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need a Pro Licence to access this content.

Go Pro

Jodan Uke

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need to be logged in to access this content.

Click Get Started

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need a Pro Licence to access this content.

Go Pro

Jodan Uke

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need to be logged in to access this content.

Click Get Started

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need a Pro Licence to access this content.

Go Pro

Haishu Uke and Haishu Uchi

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need to be logged in to access this content.

Click Get Started

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need a Pro Licence to access this content.

Go Pro

Uraken with Shikaku

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need to be logged in to access this content.

Click Get Started

THIS TEXT IS SECURED

You need a Pro Licence to access this content.

Go Pro

this kumite forces you to avoid itsuki (else it does not work)

performance

slow

explanation

The first time I ever saw this kind of movement was when Ishikawa Sensei started to work on his DVD. Later I found (after he passed away) that he used this technique in Idori demonstrations as well. I have never seen it before and still have not to this day.