Aiki Insights Episode 11 – Irimi series part 3

This episode is Part 3 of a series on the principle of irimi (entering). In it we continue to explore the role of irimi in defending the straight kick or front kick (shomen geri):

  1. Explanation of the pitfalls if timing is not en pointe – from 00:45
  2. Explanation of the biomechanics of the technique after entering into the strike/kick – from 01:10
  3. Explanation of the line in which shite takes when entering, the specifics of the posture and the power generation – from 02:00
  4. Applying irimi zuki and testing it against full-out attack – from 03:00

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, Shintō Muso Ryū Mokuroku, 2nd Dan WTF Tae Kwon Do) 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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