Kata Guruma - Shoulder Wheel
|Gokyo No Waza #24|
|Kumikata - Migi Shizentai - Migi|
|From a right natural (migi shizentai) posture, step
backwards with your left foot and draw Uke forward onto his right foot.
As Uke steps forward change your left hand kumikata from
outer-middle-sleeve to inner-middle-sleeve. As you make the grip
adjustment break his balance towards his migi mae sumi, while
simultaneously stepping forward with your right foot and putting it on
the mat between his legs.
Your sleeve pull should continue to high at the level of your shoulder's original starting position and should not be lowered until you are full committed to Tsukuri and Kake.
|Retain your left hand grip on his inner-sleeve as you
bend your knees, lower your body and step in under Uke’s body with your
right foot. (It is important that you advance your right foot as deeply
as possible, so as to bring the back of your head to about the level of
Let your left hand remain high as you step in and turn to your left. Remember that your pull should be at your shoulder's original starting height. Let go with your right hand and encircle Uke’s right thigh from the inner thigh around to the back and touching his outer thigh.
Note: Don't take time or concentrate on actually grabbing Uke's pants leg. You will find you have more control if you merely place your open hand around Uke's leg.
With the combined strength of your right arm gripping Uke’s right thigh and your head against his waist, hoist Uke onto your right shoulder. Make sure that you keep your hips below your shoulders for proper lifting technique and so as not ot provide Uke with an easy counter maneuver.
|At the moment you step under Uke and load him onto
your shoulders, pull your left hand holding his sleeve against your left
chest, synchronizing this with the straightening of your hips and knees.
Now Uke is completely on both your shoulders. From this position throw
him down to the mat at your hidari mae sumi.
Uke will fly over your head and land on his back on the mat at your left side.