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Old 07-17-2007, 11:30 PM   #87
CitoMaramba
 
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Re: Aikido Techniques are Weapons Techniques

Another video clip, this time of Nishio Sensei himself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8uJhC5wZug
Notice the similarity of kaiten-nage, executed with empty hand and with weapon (ken-no-tebiki).
In a later part of the clip, note how the movement of drawing the sword becomes an entry for udekime-nage, and how what looks like a throw is really an atemi.
Again illustrating how weapons are an extension of the body and that there is a union of principles (riai) between the use of weapons and taijutsu.

Inocencio Maramba, MD, MSc
Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui
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