There is a lot of twisting in Newaza, so this is an exercise Kanamaru thinks is very important. Starting in a prone plank, you suspend your body weight on your forearms and toes, keeping your core tight and back straight.
The ‘sit through’ is an expansive yet precise movement. Starting in a prone position, with relatively straight arms, you support your weight on your hands, with your hips a little higher than your shoulders. As it is so expansive, it requires a great deal of control.
The first drill relates to Kami shio, and Yoko shio gatame. Lying on your front with your legs wide, you reach forward as far as possible - then pull yourself forwards. It’s very important that for the end posture: your hips are down and your chest is up. You must force your weight through your f...
The shrimp, or in Japanese ‘ebi’, reinforces a fundamental movement in Newaza. It is used to create distance between yourself and your opponent, allowing space to either defend or attack. This exercise imitates pushing your opponent away to create the space needed to defend or attack.