Re: irimi nage spinning
There are a lot of different understandings of the same technique, just like Daren stated.
When we do irimi nage there is just irimi - tenkan - 180° pivot on both legs (called henka in our terms). uke is guided in a way that he can be thrown from this position.
Just like Alejandro said we think it to be important to control uke in a way so that he can't try a take down from his lower position. We think that otherwise most people who are not used to aikido ukemi would try to attack the legs of tori when offered such a nice opportunity.
So we control uke, an when more advanced we don't bring him down so much but just do a little kuzushi and then guide him.
Last edited by Carsten Möllering : 03-17-2011 at 08:30 AM.