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Old 12-10-2002, 04:00 PM   #15
Dojo: City Aikido
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 178
Tim Griffiths wrote:
Another important analogy to chess is in the 'story' of a technique.

For example, uke grabs our wrist, so we strike atemi, which uke blocks to one side, so we turn and take his wrist for ikkyo, which he pushes against, so we let it go and move behind him, so he turns, so we throw him down and around, so he tries to get up, so we finish iriminage.

This isn't a series of reversing techniques, its just a long standard technique (katadori iriminage).
Wow, that's cool. I've never heard it explained like that -- that's like the stuff we were doing in my kali class. A deeper analysis of th' kata than I normally get.

Perhaps I need to sit and figure out the "story" of some more aikido techniques.

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