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Old 05-14-2008, 02:50 PM   #25
Dojo: Elkton Ki-Aikido
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 108
Re: Techniques for Demonstration

You could always throw in some practical application demonstrations. Here's some of the ones I like:

- Hanmi handachi techniques with nage sitting in a desk chair (or for something more humorous, try a toilet!).
- Shomenuchi iriminage with uke wielding a broken beer bottle.
- Slipping on something slick and showing how good ukemi can help prevent broken bones.
- The gun in the back or knife in the face defenses are always thought provoking.
- "Encouraging" an intoxicated friend to get up and moving using sankyo. (actually did that for real a couple weeks back..worked great!)

However I agree that randori at the end serves the same purpose as the grand finale in a fireworks show.
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