This month we will be focusing on Ushiro Tekubi-tori; this art is focused on a wrist grab from behind. It can be started from a static position with the attacker already behind you or what is more often practiced in the dojo of where the attacker starts in front of you and grabs an out stretched wrist and proceeds around behind you to grab the other wrist. As with almost always when working with a foreign language there are other ways that this could be called; such as Ushiro Ryote-dori which is also two hand grab from behind. For our specific instruction we will be using Ushiro Tekubi-tori to describe the rear hand grab but understand if you visit other dojos they may use different terminology and if you are unsure you should ask. Below is the definition and breakdown that we will be focused on this month:
Ushiro Tekubi-tori are Arts that start with the Uke grabbing both of the wrists of the Nage from behind or ending with Uke behind Nage with them holding both wrists.
Ushiro - Back, backwards, behind.
Tekubi - Wrist, "neck of hand".
Tori - to grab, hold, take, pick.
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