Re: O sensei and 'correct ukemi'
RE: Shaun's comments about Daito Ryu:
As someone who learned Aikido for a few years and is currently practicing Daito Ryu, I am constantly struck by how potentially "humane" the application of the art can be on an aggressor when compared to some Aikido I have experienced.
One feature of Daito Ryu is "robbing the opponent of their power", where you disperse their strength, rendering them less of a threat but without throwing or hitting in a damaging manner.
For sure, there are brutal parts to the art as well, but waza can be applied in a manner perfectly in accordance with "the spirit of loving protection."
Last edited by oisin bourke : 05-20-2009 at 09:12 AM.
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