- warmup, ROM, ukemi
- tegatana emphasizing moving with the nearest foot first and always bringing the back foot back under your hips ready for another step
- partner evasion drills using the steps from tegatana and pushing back off uke
- building release #1 off of the idea of uke grabbing tori's wrist during a brush-off. This led into chain #1 moving along watching for foot timing and either pushing into a face-down armbar (oshitaoshi) or pushing them off back outside the safe distance.
- Rokukata maeotoshi talking about the same ideas
Saturday, January 26, 2008
New folks at aiki
Aikido with Kel, John, and David
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