Rob Liberti wrote:
... my opinoin of what works best for teaching people my (current) ikkyo:
Shomenuchi Ikkyo Omote:
I'm told that O-sensei said every technique begins with tsuki....
I liked your description of ikkyo
- it matches one of my variants. Also - consider this:
If you step forwards to meet with the right foot (right handed attack / ai-hanmi
is a far more natural outcome. If you approach with the left foot (gyaku-hanmi
is much more natural. The point being, a lot of ordinary practice we do in Aikikai is un-natural. Think about it. It is possible to do the opposite by choice, but why choose?