Re: Aikido techniques are structured around six main pillars?
Since irimi is entering into an opponents attack [avoiding direct contact ] and usually done with the objective of entering the opponents 'blind spot ' or behind the guy I fail to see how you remain facing your partner.
I'm not Mike... but I do know that I've done plenty of direct entry irimi nages that are very effective and have nothing to do with going to the blind spot.
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