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Old 12-04-2006, 03:09 PM   #7
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Re: Irimi or Omote?!!!

in ki-aikido style, there is terminology like "irimi ura" such as "irimi tobikomi" which translates as I understand it to roughly "enter step behind"

like Jun says, its best not to consider "irimi/tenkan" equivalent to "omote/ura".

for a swordsman, use of front/behind can be problematic since omote/ura are used to denote sides of the blade

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