Thread: Ikkyo
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:40 AM   #18
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
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Re: Ikkyo

Raul Rodrigo wrote: View Post
An example of ikkyo without the bump or tori trying to put his weight over uke in any obvious way.

Down power is being transmitted through the arms, but it's a subtle thing.
Right.... he's a beginner and you want him to emulate Endo.

Stick to kihon. Hold a bokken and see how ikkyo is done slowly, blade always cutting uke. You'll learn to move softly with the blade just as you should do it empty handed. But if you start to push and pull, where is your blade?

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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