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Rigorous exercise katate dori kokyu nage

This kokyo-nage is applied by swinging your Tegatana (Knife-edge of the hand) up inside the arm of your partner. Deliver a blow to his face and unbalance him using his elbow from above.

Information on Atemi 
 
Atemi is the very essence of this technique. Don't forget about Atemi because if you do, you will be exposing the soft spot of your left side to your partner.