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Old 02-05-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
Chris Parkerson
Dojo: Academy of the Martial Arts
Location: ohio
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 740
Freeform Bokken Drills to Develop Aiki Flow

Hey folks,

Is anyone experimenting with drills like this? If so, I would love to hear about your experience.

This drill is designed to focus and improve upon the ability to irimi and attach to uke's center through the process of parrying. From there, you can (1) use the bokken to throw (or destabilize) and cut or (2) use your hand to throw (or destabilize) while cutting with your primary hand and the bokken.

Drill Objectives
  1. The drill is done at 1/2 or 3/4 speed.
  2. Cuts are made with control for safety (you go at the level of the least experienced).
  3. You take turns feeding a few seconds of "ordered chaos" and then provide a "mistake" or "poorly constructed" attack that your partner can capitalize on.

Watch video below:
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