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Old 05-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #29
Devon Smith
Dojo: Hakkoryu Kenshinkan Dojo
Location: Michigan
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 22
Re: where is the Aiki in Dentokan Aiki-Jujutsu

I think Mert is trying to get you to think about what you'd do in the instance shown in the video he posted, which is an application of Hakkoryu's niho nage as taught in the past and still described by Shodai Soke Okuyama in the higishi manuals today. Realize this is an exercise, like waza, but it has a point to teach.

Even if the receiver has traction on the floor, the movement to upset him is the important point, and to be able to do this with relaxation is key. This isn't the technique that best demonstrates "aiki" in my opinion but I can understand why he chose it.

Mert, please let me know if we're on the same page in this regard.


Last edited by Devon Smith : 05-01-2013 at 11:02 PM.
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