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verissimus
verissimus
Kote sniffer
Joined: 11th May 2006
Location: Bay Area, CA
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  • verissimus
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    By opposite side you mean from above? My guess is you'd basically be depending on your right hand to power the strike, using your left fist as a fulcrum. Also, unless you're far enough, you wouldn't be striking the kote with the top third of the shinai, and even if you were, you'd have to tie yourself...
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  • verissimus
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    BTW that photo of Conan seems to be half-way between wakigamae and hasso-no-kamae.
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  • verissimus
    replied to Hasso No Kamae
    in Waza
    I'm mentally trying to imagine using hasso in keiko but am unable to come up with any waza that could be effectively executed from that position, except perhaps tobikomi men.
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  • verissimus
    replied to Keiko while on Business trips
    My work-related trips have never been more than 3-4 days. I've only taken my bogu twice, and that was when I flew Southwest (checked bags were free).

    I don't take my bogu when on vacation since my wife and I try to pack as much sightseeing into the trip as possible.
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  • verissimus
    replied to Grading Stress, am I just weak?
    That does sound like way more stress than usual. How frequent are shinsa in your area? Perhaps that has something do with it. In our federation we have shinsa twice a year, so failing one doesn't really matter that much because one gets to try again within 6 months.

    Things that you could...
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