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Old 06-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #9
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Re: Nice instruction video

David Soroko wrote: View Post
Do you know why does Suganuma steps back every time he completes a technique? Is that an Aikikai "thing?"
Well.. aikido is best displayed when there is a distance between uke and nage so that nage can gain momentum for the attack, and I believe they want to stay within the camera angle, so my guess is he is getting into a good position to receive the next attack.

In beginner training walking backwards is not encouraged (at least not in my dojo). In a situation with more flow you take the steps necessary to stand in the best possible position taking all attackers (and cameras) into consideration..

At least that's how I would interpret it.

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