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Old 05-06-2010, 11:04 AM   #41
Rabih Shanshiry
 
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Re: Yoshinkan and "aiki"

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Adam Huss wrote: View Post
As for Ando Sensei doing hiriki no yosei ni...to oversimplify it, it seems (and I don't speak Japanese so I'm not sure) he was emphasizing the importance of sh'te keeping their elbows in and down...and moving from the hips with a properly aligned body posture, rather than lifting and muscling the arm up (around 25-27 seconds in he shows this muscling).
Thanks Adam - I agree with your observations. The question is whether there is also something internal going on there that Ando Sensei was demonstrating. One wouldn't normally expect such a small elbow movement to affect uke that much.

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