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Old 08-29-2013, 06:53 AM   #22
G Sinclair
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Dojo: Bushikan Aikido
Location: New England
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 28
Re: Irimi: Entering = Initiate and Intercept

Seiser Sensei,

Spot on. At least for us, irimi is a cornerstone of our technique, and executed very similar to the way you have described. It is, in fact, key in *all* of our technique.

Our Shihan has often stressed the importance of proper irimi and has been quoted saying "Everything is irimi" and "Stop waiting to get hit..". I believe the importance of irimi gets lost too often.

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Very respectfully,

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