Now that you have some basics, you can use them for testing.
This configuration is intended for beginning nages and for beginning ukes tempted to approach the exercise as a contest; less mechanical advantage makes it harder for uke to bowl over his partner. Uke's fingers are parallel to the mat because the hand tends to follow the fingers. A test done with fingers directed upwards tends to go in that direction — a very difficult test.
Testing is divided into three levels ...
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