Re: "Irimi" by Ellis Amdur
Endo Sensei's clip of tori nuke is a masterful example of irimi. I hadn't seen this video before but it is certainly a keeper. Of course, Tissier's iriminage is something to be studied also.
(Thanks Carsten for bringing attention to these video examples.)
And an additional note with regard to terminology. I understand that we tend to use terms as we learned from our teachers, etc. Often, unless we've made a thorough study of the language as it's used in budo context, we can get in the habit of using terms in narrow ways to express what we're accustomed to. The basic meaning of 'tai sabaki' for instance is "body management"... it doesn't necessarily have a turning or curved aspect included.
Last edited by Chuck Clark : 12-06-2011 at 09:38 AM.
Reason: forgot to mention the tai sabaki ...