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Otoshi-Guruma

I know y'all are frothing at the mouth in anticipation - waiting to find out what next month's thematic focus will be here on the Mokuren Dojo blog. Well wait no longer!
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June is Otoshi/Guruma month
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That almost certainly has more meaning to aikido and judo folks already familiar with these terms, but I think other martial artists will find a lot of material of interest in the upcoming posts.
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As a basic intro, the word otoshi means "drop" and guruma means "wheel." These terms are very common in judo and Tomiki aikido technique names, but otoshi-guruma is more than that. It turns out that otoshi-guruma is actually a plane of motion for humans, similar to how the planes we usually think about moving in are defined by forward-backward, left-right, and up-down.
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Stay tuned for more on aikido in greater than 3-dimensions!

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Patrick Parker, is a Christian, husband, father, judo and aikido teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: mokurendojo@gmail.com or phone 601.248.7282
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