Ukemi literally “uke: receiving” and “mi: body” In my view Ukemi should not be a principle focus of Aikido practice. Let me explain why. Ukemi is a vital technique used in being able to survive a throw by Nage. Ukemi, or what I see is people rolling across the floor or taking leaps as a …
Saito Sensei guidance and analysis of basic forms.
Ikkyo means first technique. So what is the meaning of performing Ikkyo? There are many answers to this. But the one that has become most significant to me lately is learning how to raise the arm.* Or more correctly, teaching your partner (on whom you are performing the technique) to raise their arm by constant repetition …
Turning to punch in ki-no-nagare
The right way to do ki-no-nagare
There are two variations of ki-no-nagare.
Do not let attacker turn in ii-no-nagare.
Step toe to toe – this footwork is the basis of all urawaza.