Currently only one 7th kyu who's just learning how to forward roll and breakfall from mid-air. So lucky me ... I had to be the sack of potatoes so that he could learn how to do a hip throw for his ranking requirements for Taekwondo's Do-san pattern. This wouldn't be bad news unless you consider that we train on 'borrowed premises' and have to land on a hard wooden decking. It could be worse I guess, he could have slipped up and dropped his massive 90kg frame on me. Fortunately all throws went smoothly and I only had to do a dozen or so breakfalls from hip high. Pat would have been proud.
Issues to look out for:
1. Entering needs to be done with a little more commitment - upper body pull and torque whilst legs jump in.
2. Hip needs to slip under quickly.
3. Thrower needs to rotate opponent through -rather than aim the body directly where he wants the sack of potatoes to go, he should continue the rotational aspect so that there is an increase in circumfrential momentum.
Taekwondo Do-san Pattern List of Posts
Do-san: Step 6&7 as Hip Throw
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