Re: Baseline skillset
Since I've had very little to do with "Tohei's Style Breathing Methods", I'll pass on commenting. What was interesting to me was the comparative "softness" of Ushiro sensei's sanchin, compared to, say the Goju guys that I've trained with from the Miyagi-Higaonna line. And what's up with the shime - where they smack the practitioner in various places???
Perhaps a question would be how is kokyu in aikido different or similar to say, punching and kiai-ing in horse stance???