Here is a live sparring practice we've been working on for the last few months. Until recently I had not realized how long it's been since I put up some videos. So I thought some of you might be interested. Also, as you can see, we've moved out of the garage, and for the last year have been enjoying our new huge mat.
This is a bokken sparring practice. We limit the valid strikes to head, body and wrist. You can grab, clinch, throw, disarm, thrust and strike in this practice. This is another of our exercises in trying to understand exactly how the techniques of Aikido "work". In this video you will see many classic Aikido bokken technique done at speed, full resistance, unchoreographed. You can also see many important Aikido tai sabaki movements and techniques. You also see how something like "ippon dori" has great use in this type of situation.
Thanks for watching.