Monday, February 2, 2015

Learning Aikido

A solid foundation in basic move exercises is becoming less on offer at aikido dojos, and it shows.  Another element missing is instructors taking ukemi.  As beginners there is much to learn as nage, trying to master the throws, but there is a point where you begin to learn far more as uke, by feeling what is going on, seeing where the opening are, and discovering counters.

We learn by teaching, and the higher up, the more ukemi should be taken.  I am just saying....

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