Saturday, November 08, 2008

Do they do it or don't they?

A few days ago, Chad asked me a question about suwariwaza (aikido kneeling techniques) - specifically, aikido is so concentrated on movement and evasion and blending dependent on mobility that it seems that the underlying principles of aiki are not seen in suwariwaza (at least not in the aikido demo video I posted a few days ago). I'm working on an answer to this excellent question but it is taking me a while, so while you are waiting, check out the following video, or perhaps the video Chad commented on, looking to see if the following principles are apparent:
  • centered
  • unbendable arms
  • evading off the line of attack
  • moving generally in tune with uke's energy
Check it out and see what you think and give me another day or two to post a response.

1 comment:

  1. nice video. Anybody know the name of the song in the background?



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