View Single Post
Old 01-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
Alex Megann
Dojo: Southampton Aikikai
Location: Southampton
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 376
United Kingdom
Re: What Distinguishes Aikido from Daito Ryu?

David Soroko wrote: View Post
Not sure about "2) Uke Has a Way Out". Saito sensei wrote; "Aikido is generally believed to represent circular movements. Contrary to such belief, however, Aikido, in its true Ki form, is a fierce art piercing straight through the centre of opposition." and the latter "When let loose mercilessly, Aikido techniques do not allow Ukemi."

- Traditional Aikido Vol. 5
Exactly. Anyone who took ukemi (in the strict sense of "receiving with the body") from Masatake Fujita Sensei will be very aware of this
  Reply With Quote