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Old 11-30-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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"Irimi" by Ellis Amdur

Posted 2011-11-30 11:25:41 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2011/1...y-ellis-amdur/

This article entitled "Irimi" by Ellis Amdur on the AikidoJournal.com site outlines Ellis's thoughts on the concept of irimi.

From the article: "I recently read a post which includes an oft-used phraseŚ"get off the line and enter." Not only does this phrase not do full justice to the concept of irimi (I confess I've used it myself), it leads to a mistaken understanding of aikido technique. This mistake is not only intellectual, but expressed physically, probably lies at the root of the technical deficiencies that are, allegedly, so rife in aikido."

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