Re: 040) The Depth of Irimi: Week of June 15, 2009
One thing I have wondered about Ushiro Sensei, and George Ledyard's posts about the mental aspect of his teaching ties in with this, is how does he tie in his iaido training with the concept of irimi described above?
I've never had the good fortune to train with Ushiro Sensei, but some of what I've seen reminds me of a video taken of an old Okinawan (in his nineties) doing irimi against a variety of weapons.
I think his name was Kurihara. Ring any bells?