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How many types of oi-geiko exist?

by Jorge Villarán

Striking while my opponent is running away is oi-geiko. However, I have seen 3 drills that can be called with this name:

- Striking while the motodachi is going backwards until the length-end of the dojo
- Striking while the motodachi is going backwards after tsubazeriai.
- Striking at the moment my partner turns around after doing his/her strike.

Are all of them oi-geiko? Are there more oi-geiko drills?

Thank you very much.

Answer: “Oi” is an adjective of the verb “ou”, which means “to chase". Those training that involve "chasing" can be called, "oi-geiko". So my answer to your question is…

If training involves chasing your motodachi and striking him/her, it is “oi-geiko”. And those situations you explained above are all the possible “ou” situations, I think.

I have never heard of "oi-geiko", but I'm sure many people call this exercise in different ways and I am sure these exercises are the variations of “oi-geiko”.

"Striking while the motodachi is going backwards until the length-end of the dojo": this is probably called "Oikomi” by most of people.

Other than that, I don't think there are particular names for each exercise.

Note: Even though there are not particular names for each exercise, there are expressions and phrases to explain what we should do in each exercise.

For example, this exercise, "striking while the motodachi is going backwards after tsubazeriai", can be explained in Japanese,

"tsubazeri ai kara motodachi ga hiku tokorowo "oikon"de men (or kote, do, tsuki and possible combinations such as kote-men)”.

I just translated your explanation, but that's how I would explain the exercise in Japanese.

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