Soon-Kian Phang wrote:
Ok... I have to try this at my next keiko... I suspect this is going to be very difficult... reminds me of the time when I tried to lift uke to a standing position from suwariwaza ryotedori.
I still haven't figured that one either...
Curious with what you've said; where do you train and with whom? In your posts, you've frequently mentioned Aikikai Hombu, so you should be (or originally) an aikikai stylist. I have trained at various dojo here (both Aikikai and Yoshinkan) and I have come across only one dojo whose members (teachers included) do not understand the purpose and intend of the suwariwaza kokyu-ho exercises. Sadly, I felt only muscle but no "ki" from their techniques. For them, good aikido mean strong physical strength and not surprisingly you wouldn't any ladies or children in the class.