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My name is Vincent Dorval, I'm currently 5th Kyu and I train at the Loretteville Dojo. We train both traditionnal and modern combat effective way. As an example, we do ushiro the traditionnal way but also grabbed directly from the back.
I'm starting my blog to keep track of my studies of the aikido. I'm willing to publish all my findings to help others to learn aikido more easily.
from now, as I am 5th kyu, here's a list of what seems to be things that are important to learn at that level and before:
-Control the elbow, you will control the body
-Don't push the elbow, grab it
-Your arms should be completely extended for ikyo
-In a choke, you have to make noise to be released
-Chiko hurt withouts your gi pants
-Even if you are small, you have to go down to pass under for shionage
-Kotegaeshi is a push and twist technique, not only twist
-For sankyo, you have to get the hand of the uke in line with the arm and elbow
-Koshinage hurts if you don't hit the ground before it hit you
-If you move one of your arms, you have to move a leg to.