Our class Monday was on kaiten-nage. The instruction focused on the details of movement and lead. Setting up uke to take their balance, blending with their energy to position properly, and then completing the throw. Once again, it was like I had never really seen this technique.

Kaiten-nage can be done from many attacks, we focused on one. Here is Saito Shihan demonstrating the technique. Not only would I like to be able to blend my uke's energy and perform kaiten-nage with this much control, I would very much like to be able to take ukemi as smoothly as this.

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