Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

Well, my last class of the year is over.  Time to reflect and to plan for the new year.  We need more students next year, so we are inviting any new students to come for free throughout January.  Tell all your friends.

We did ikkyo irimi and tenkan from each of the attacks, and then did each of the techniques from kosa dori.  If you figure 10 techniques, and 10 attacks, that is 100 combinations.  Then there are irimi and tenkan versions, so about 200 basic movements.  Lots of variations, of course.  Toss in some weapons techniques, and that is what you need for shodan.

However, that is just what we use to practice aikido.  Practice enough, forget about technique, do what comes, and that is aikido.

 

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