Sorry, forgot something:
Kamae....fingers are spread apart. This is a training kamae and not considered a combative posture...although it is done throughout most advanced techniques as well.
Strikes/grabs: Shi'te has specific non-verbal leads which let uke know how and when to attack.
I would love to break down the format for #1 and #2 variations of strikes but I have just tried three times and failed. Lol! Guess I have a way before being a teacher! There are many commonalities in these formats, but there are a lot of oddballs as well.
Weapons: my groups has five tanto and five jo kata and a couple sword kata. We have many weapons pairing as well; kihon, oyo, and renzoku. We pair sword/sword, jo/jo, tanto/tanto, sword/tanto, sword/jo, tanto/jo. 97 weapons forms all together I think.
Oh and both those video clips are Yoshinkan aikidoka....
Last edited by Adam Huss : 05-23-2010 at 09:15 PM.