Re: Shioda Gozo Technique
While I respect Boon and his opinion, I have to disagree a bit.
I do think this is an important waza IF you are looking for the power that lies at the heart of aikido. Just my opinion, but I think that while aikido without this power can be very interesting, it's usefullness is seriously diminished without that power.
This waza without proper kokyu is low percentage. With proper kokyu? In a true fighting context? I don't know enough to say yet.
By the way...I have felt this waza applied to me by a ryoku dan from Yamaguchi Sensei's lineage. It can be made to work on me anyway. Dramatically, I might add...
Last edited by Ron Tisdale : 04-20-2007 at 12:15 PM.