Aikido principles all come from swordsmanship. For example:
Omote: To enter positively through an attack.
Kusushi; To break the...
Definitely not, perhaps my explanation wasn't that clear, though to be fair I was making a joke.
Yup most definitely. A fighting spirit is a fighting spirit whatever the situation. In a competitive fight you've agreed to fight, agreed on the...
Here's the variation that commonly appears during training.
This looks identical to Rokkyo, powerful technique. Usually happens by chance when Ikkyo goes wrong.
Aikido principles are designed to help you keep your head, cut through the attackers intention to strike. Killing the spirit and the posture. In a...
Would Aikido work in a cage?
Would Aikido work against someone trying to bop you in the mouth?
I personally spent 15+...
Totally agree as Gerry Kincaid a highly ranked Kendoka said " if I don't kill you with the sword I'll at least start you dying"
Hey Left Field welcome to MAP. If you fancy trying Aikido feel free to come along to Makotokai Aikido Riai. There's certainly no politics there!...
Last nights keiko
End of last nights practice. After 1 hour of continuous free practice. Tough one :)
6th and 7th Ken Awase
Here's a clip of Chris teaching the Ken Awase.
Makotokai Aikido Riai Glasgow Scotland- Ken Ki Musubi - YouTube
Resistance and counters
Hi Ben some Dojos do teach this from the very beginning. Applying Ikkyo for instance if there is a problem griping the...
Already there has been lots of discussion regarding the effectiveness of various techniques, truly though I believe we should focus on...
Here's a little clip from tonight's practice. The principle is Omote, to enter powerfully.
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