So, after a few months troubleshooting, we have been learning how to take the fall first, then we start doing iriminage with ukemi.
I gotta admit iriminage with this kind of breakfall becomes 100% more interesting for the class.
we do these ukemi exercises:
, and this
. Oh and also this
Well, we are now gearing towards silent breakfall instead of the noisy one haha. We're intrigued by the soft fall. So silent and it has certain appealing characteristics when you breakfall but produces no sound.
We can breakfall from kotegaeshi, kaitennage, sumi otoshi, kokyunage just fine.
Aiki otoshi has a bit of problem though because you're falling on your back. Gotta watch feather fall backfall for that.
Right now, we're just focusing on iriminage first.
Sorry, not meaning to necro-ing dead thread, but I just realize aikido is two way and uke and nage is like two side of the same coin. To achieve beauty in aikido movement, uke first have to learn how to take the fall.
Well... where will you be when epiphany hits haha. It's been there all the time. Someone said somewhere aikido is 50% ukemi.