The conversation continues about Yoshinkan Aikido and martial arts more broadly. Thank you to Darren for Uke here as Lawrence is taking a break with 9 stitches in his finger.

This episode is Part 7 of a series on the principle of irimi (entering). In it we begin to explore the role of irimi in defending the lapel/shoulder grab (kata mochi) as a precursor to being punched:

  1. Discussion of the pitfalls of automation in training, not feeling what is coming back at you – not being aware of the consequential nature of your movement as shite: 00:30
  2. Exploration of the role of irimi in the nikajo movement to break uke’s posture and ability to resist: 01:00
  3. Exploration of the opportunities ope to shite after entering in on the 45 degree angle: 03:00
  4. Exploration of the role of irimi in the ikkajo movement to break uke’s posture and ability to resist: 03:40

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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