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Old 05-04-2019, 02:58 AM   #18
Bernd Lehnen
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 160
Re: Unusual feet movement in morotedori

Justin Tom wrote: View Post

I noticed a very unusual movement when watching a video of Yoko Okamoto Shihan during a morotedori attack (2 hands grabbing wrist). In my limited 3.5 years of (Aikikai) aikido experience, I have never seen anyone else place their feet like that. I tried it out in our dojo and it is surprisingly effective. Below is a link someone else posted of her teaching and demonstrating what I am talking about. Does anyone else do that? Is this "common"?
It's just another of these highly theoretical "awase" scenarios in current aikido.
Only aikido-trained polite ukes will (re)act like the ones in the video.

But it's fun.
"It's a lot like dancing".

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