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Old 04-23-2007, 09:20 AM   #26
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

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When people ask me this question, I always think of Go Rin No Sho, where Musashi says, effectively, "you shouldn't have favourites".
"You should not have a favorite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well."
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:25 AM   #27
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

bit of a pointless post then wasnt it tarik lol!
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:26 AM   #28
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bit of a pointless post then wasnt it tarik lol!
Not really. Just because you didn't see the point doesn't mean there wasn't one.

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:29 AM   #29
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:33 AM   #30
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

This was answered for me during a 2 yrs hiatus for surgery/rehab, during which I had waking dreams of falling/rolling and found myself "doing aikido" unbidden in visualizations and small muscle movements while reading, walking, etc.: curiously there were only 2 body movement patterns that showed up consistently, neither ones I'd have called "favorites" if asked, but clearly resonating in my system the most: one was picking up sankyo from a shoulder grab and the other was sayonage/sokumen iriminage.
It was odd, to say the least....

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:53 AM   #31
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

I like them all and I have fun when practice them (as Nage and Uke).
But one that really amazes me for its simple movement and the power of putting the opponent to his/her knees is for sure Nikkyo.

When Sensei receives my punch and places my hand on his chest is like a mother who calls her child into her arms. I see in it the essence of the harmony....but it doesn't last long hee hee, less than 1 second and I am on my knees staring at the mat....ouch!

As per practicing, I like techniques which lead to a front roll like Mae Otoshi, Kaiten Nage and similar. Don't know why, but it is easier for me in those movements to feel the opponent and flow along with him/her.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #32
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Sensei always urges us not to have a favorite technique, and I agree with him. When one becomes to attached to one particuliar technique, one might try to use it when circunstances do not call for it, either in randori, or worst, in a self defense situation.
This said, let me confess that I do have a favorite technique, and that is shihonage. I remember the first time I learned it, I cried in frustation because I thought that I would never get it. My partner panicked because I was not saying anything, and she thought that when it was her turn to practice on me, she'd twisted my wrist too hard. And then, at the end of the class, during randori practice, it was my turn to be in the centre of the circle, and, as I was struggleling to fend of my attackers, out of nowhere came shihonage, and down came Tori, and I could not believe it. It is now, with iriminage, my best technique, but I enjoy shihonage more.
I also have a most hated technique, and it is ikkyo. I am only five feet tall, and sometimes, Sensei pairs me up - intentionally! - with a bearbed creature one hundred pounds heavier than me, and, in the beggining, I would struggle to wrap my short fingers around a wrist as big as my leg, and an elbow as big as my head. I was finally taught to grab the hand, and fold it - make the thumb meet the pinky - and just press the elbow in the tatami while I twist the wrist.
People keep telling me that O Sensei was no taller than I am. Mayby, but O Sensei was a GUY! And guys have bigger hands and feet than women! Aha!
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:26 PM   #33
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Irimi nage. I feel like I can pull it out anywhere.

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Old 04-23-2007, 02:46 PM   #34
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Which ever technique we are working on is my favorite. If uke likes it then that's what we do.

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Old 04-24-2007, 01:02 AM   #35
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Shomen-ate.

Solution to 90% of life's and aikido problem. When in doubt... just Shome-ate!

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Old 04-24-2007, 02:44 AM   #36
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Aiki-waza ... done with Atemi!

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:15 AM   #37
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Sensei always urges us not to have a favorite technique, and I agree with him. When one becomes to attached to one particuliar technique, one might try to use it when circunstances do not call for it, either in randori, or worst, in a self defense situation.
In my opinion, once you achieve a good kuzushi, any aikido technique can be applied successfully. It's just a matter of personal choice.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:53 AM   #38
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Love practising all aikido techniques
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:33 AM   #39
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

My favorite technique is different depending on if I'm uke or nage.

For uke koshinage

For nage totally have to go with yonkyo

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:20 PM   #40
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irimi nage and ikkyo, because it seems there's always more to learn about them, and they can be so graceful and fluid. ...though i suppose that could be said about most techniques.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:04 PM   #41
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

My favorite technique? Whichever one I'm doing now...
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:32 AM   #42
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

One thing we do in "advanced class" is called Beeriminage. An attacker (the bartender) will attack with a bottle of beer. You enter to the attacker and take the beer away and then proceed to drink the beer. Unlike traditional irminage, this does not take 20 years to master.

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Old 04-25-2007, 12:00 PM   #43
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

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One thing we do in "advanced class" is called Beeriminage. An attacker (the bartender) will attack with a bottle of beer. You enter to the attacker and take the beer away and then proceed to drink the beer. Unlike traditional irminage, this does not take 20 years to master.

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I never mastered it. No matter how many times I executed this technique perfectly I ALWAYS ended up passed out... knocked out... or in jail.

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Old 04-25-2007, 03:38 PM   #44
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

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One thing we do in "advanced class" is called Beeriminage. An attacker (the bartender) will attack with a bottle of beer. You enter to the attacker and take the beer away and then proceed to drink the beer. Unlike traditional irminage, this does not take 20 years to master.
I dunno... I've been doing beeriminage for a lot longer than 20 years, and i still need to practice it regularly looking for perfection.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:20 AM   #45
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

That one Kevin Choate Sensei does where he leads you helplessly to the mat with the slightest of touch.
I think it's called aiki.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:49 AM   #46
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I really like doing Kaiten Nage, both Uchi and sotto, in Jyuwaza lately, I see that's quite the minority opinion here.
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:51 PM   #47
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Shijo nague
For me, is the most effective and powerful technique, because works at any speed of execution, even if uke offers resistance.
And if it is clarified with good atemis, it flows far better.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:33 AM   #48
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

I have just discovered the power in what was previously just a "ki" exercise.

We call the exercise "ude furi choyaku undo"

So I guess you'd call the technique "ude furi choyaku" or an Aiki / kokyu nage. Kinda half rokkyo half yokomenuchi / kokyu nage. Much beef, much goodness.

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Old 05-29-2007, 10:57 AM   #49
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

My favorite is Ikkyo. Maybe because it is one of the most difficult techniques for me to perform and the one that I see as most powerful.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:59 PM   #50
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For me.. the beginner..(barely 3 months) i have two!

iriminage and kotegaeshi

My least favorite... none!

I'm a sponge, as difficult as some are to grasp, i love learning them all.
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