Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Pinning and holding

Aiki with Patrick M. and Rick
  • ROM, ukemi (Rick looks like he's feeling more comfortable with the side and turn-back rolls)
  • tegatana with emphasis on making the backward turning steps shallower to minimize the cross-legged weakness in the middle. We also paid attention to trying to find subsequent motions matching the natural rhythm of the body. For example, the "reaching around in front and push up to the side" is not two separate moves but an arc (or french curve) that your arm is descriving and which your body has to follow.
  • hanasu & chain #1
  • Nijusan #6, 7, and 8 with emphasis on the forms of pinning on the ends of these kata
  • suwari menuchi tekubiosae with pin

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