Aiki Insights Episode 2
The second episode in the continued conversation about Yoshinkan Aikido.
In this episode focussed mainly on Ikkajo (1st control) we explore:
- The mechanics around Ikkajo (1st control)
- The ikkajo shape as blocking mechanism against punch and a useful control
- Ikkajo as pre-emptive technique or useful to take the initiative in an inevitable violent confrontation
- The role of Uke and its importance in symbiotic learning
- The importance of the base as uke and the importance of kuzushi in dismantling it
- Ikkajo principle of shoulder rotation applied to kento shomen geri (jab and cross followed by a front kick) together with the principles of irimi (entering), circular motion and centreline (concentrated or focussed power from kamae)
In these videos we aim to explore all things Aiki in a budo sense and delve into the concepts and principles that make this style of aikido such an effective martial art for self defence and self development.
The presenters are Ryan Slavin (5 Dan Yoshinkan Aikido and Shintō Muso Ryū Mokuroku) and Lawrence Monforte (4 Dan Yoshinkan Aikido). Between the presenters they possess over three decades of martial arts experience. Both presenters are students of Mori Michiharu Shihan – the last uchideshi of Master Gozo Shioda (Kancho Sensei), the founder of Yoshinkan and direct student of O’Sensei.
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