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GShorr 01-01-2014 02:58 AM

Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
We simply had to fight the void: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu-vZQr4wzQ

Alex Megann 01-01-2014 04:02 AM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
"When you are an exceptionally good uke, you don't need a shite"

Some people (those from northern Britain, at least) would read this with a chuckle and a shake of the head...

Alex

GShorr 01-01-2014 04:07 AM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
So I guess it serves the purpose

Demetrio Cereijo 01-01-2014 03:03 PM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
Liked it.

donhebert 01-01-2014 03:37 PM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
The guy who is receiving nikyo from an invisible nage is the best one. He is wonderfully convincing - starting with the grab of the invisible shoulder all the way to slapping the mat at the end when he has had enough. I also liked the block of the atemi - I guess he saw it coming.

It just goes to prove that there is a deep connection between martial arts and classical comedy.

Best regards,

Don Hebert

Janet Rosen 01-01-2014 11:44 PM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
Y'know, I see the humor...but I also see a point. In each dojo there exists bith an Ideal way of doing each basic technique and an Ideal form for uke to attack and follow through. Being able to manifest your dojo's ideal ukemi allows a senior student to guide a newbie through doing a technique with more movement, less talk.

GShorr 01-02-2014 02:34 AM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
Hi Janet - I think you are right and indeed - some aikidoka were surprised that I thought it's an amusing video.

donhebert 01-02-2014 08:43 AM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
Lest anyone thinks I am was merely making fun of the video, I just want to say that I also see the value of this practice. I have also long thought that there is an underlying connection between Aikido and physical comedy - if one looks for it. I believe that people like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Jacque Tati were true masters.

One of the fundamental operating principals of this type of comedy is exposing the unexpected connections between things. Who would of thought that Nikyo also looks like a block with a jo? This shows up quite well (and probably unintentionally) in the video. I thought the video was wonderfully creative and that fact that it made me laugh made it even better.

Best regards,

Don

GShorr 01-02-2014 08:59 AM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
Thanks Don - Making people laugh was the intention - no need to take ourseives so seriously. I didn't notice the Jo guy before - well spotted!!!

sakumeikan 01-02-2014 02:11 PM

Re: Aikido against ghost attack!!!
 
Quote:

Alex Megann wrote: (Post 333866)
"When you are an exceptionally good uke, you don't need a shite"

Some people (those from northern Britain, at least) would read this with a chuckle and a shake of the head...

Alex

Hi Alex,
`Count me in as one of the `northerners who get the message.Hope you are well, Happy New Year, `cheers,Joe.


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