Aiki Insights Episode 23

This episode is Part 5 of our series on the principle of CONNECTION. In it we explore the role of connection in the application of the tenchi nage (heaven and earth) technique.

1. Discussion about the importance of practicing strong pulls to be pulled off balance and then retaining balance: 01:00

2. Discussion, demonstration and explanation of the mechanics and angles of ryote mochi tenchi nage 1: 01:30

3. Discussion, demonstration and explanation of connection within the technique to enhance its efficacy: 02:00

4. Discussion, demonstration and explanation of an advanced variation of tenchi nage using connection and timing or ‘Aiki’ to bring uke down: 04:20

5. Discussion, demonstration and explanation of suwari waza kokyu 7 using a similar connection application: 07:20

6. Review and summary: 08:30

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