Iriminage

Uke attempts a shomen blow to tori's head. Tori steps in with his left leg, receives the blow with his right hand-sword and then sweeps around to uke's right as shown. Tori raises his right hand and cradles uke's head in both his arms while pressing on the dokko pressure point on uke's neck {dekko den). Tori then steps forward on his right leg while bringing his right arm downward toward the ground to effect the throw.

Dokko den

In the execution of irimi-nage it is important to control your opponent's entire body, and not just his head and neck. Pressing on the dokko pressure point on the neck just below the ear weakens uke's entire body, which means that he can be controlled and thrown.

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