This is a video of our first exercise in aikido. The Japanese name is Tegatana, our common name is walking kata. This exercise is composed of most all the movements found in aikido techniques. These movements are abstracted out of their context and put together in this exercise so we can practice and improve motion efficiency without having to worry about an attacker jumping at us. This is the only solo exercise we do.
This isn't the greatest video,but it is sufficient for my beginning students to get the main idea and begin learning the movements.
If you like the execution of the exercise, that's me doing the kata. If you don't like it I don't know who that fat guy is.