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AIKIDO TECHNICAL TIPS
ILLUSTRATED METHODS OF ATTACK

KATATORI


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Katatori grab illustrated. This attack is meant to disable and control the victim
1998 C. Matrasko
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In Katatori attacking, it is important for the aggressor to grab the lapel with force and a firm grip. 

In another more realistic method of practice, the uke should use the grip as a strike by, hitting the nage in the shoulder with the palm and automatically grasping the shoulder lapel. In street attacks, the predator often stuns the opponent first with a strike - then disables movement with a grab. This readies the victim for the agressor to strike with the other hand or with the feet, as in a kick to the abdomen.

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Katatori attack close-up
1998 C. Matrasko
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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
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1978 C. Matrasko

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