Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
I would like a bit of clarification also.
I remember the last time I did randori in an Aikikai dojo I didn't dare do half the stuff that I would try in the Shodokan context even though I was assured that it would be no problem.
I'm always confused when aikido folks say randori, because randori brings forth a link to judo or MMA for me.
Is aikido randori like that (all out, do what you want, drag down, knock out) at Shodan level? Are you actually allowed to do what you want as long as it embraces *basic* aiki principle (irimi, tenkan etc)?
(no, I've not done aikido randori yet)
Also Peter - more details of the above!!