3 points of contact

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  1. Finlay

    Finlay Yellow Belt

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    Hello

    I am looking for some technical information if anyone feels like sharing.

    I heard once that a throw requires 3 points of contact. From the limited number of throw I know this would seem to be true.

    Has anyone heard of this 'rule'? Are there exceptions?

    Any help would be great
     
  2. Kung Fu Wang

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    In theory, 2 points contact is enough.

    You

    - push your opponent's head/neck/shoulder down, and
    - sweep/spring/hook his leg up.

    The problem is your opponent also has 2 free arms. When you push his head/neck/shoulder down, his arms will give you some trouble. This is why you will need the 3rd contact point to disable his "leading arm".

    For example, you

    - wrap and pull your opponent's leading arm,
    - push his head/neck/shoulder,
    - sweep/spring/hook his leg.

    That will make 3 points contact.

    Example of 2 points contact throw are:

    1. single leg - push shoulder, pull leg (use 2 hands).
    2. foot sweep - push neck down, sweep leg up (use 1 hand and 1 leg).
    3. shoulder strike - leg control, shoulder strike (use 1 leg and 1 shoulder).
    4. ...

    Example of 3 points contact throw are:

    1. hip throw - leading arm pull, waist lift, hip strike (use 2 hands and hip).
    2. leg lift - leading arm pull, back arm under hook lift, back upper thigh lift (use 2 hands and 1 leg).
    3. twist and spring - leading arm pull, neck push, back leg spring (use 2 hands and 1 leg).
    4. ...
     
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  3. JP3

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    I don't know if your classification of "throw" is the same as mine, but it is possible to foot sweep a person with just the one point of contact, foot against foot. Deashi-barai with no hand contact. Simple, not easy.
     
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    Close line. Is one point of contact.
     
  5. Kung Fu Wang

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    1 point contact "foot sweep".

     
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    You don't need 3 points of contact, it's just generally speaking, more points of contact mean more control.
     

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