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Old 06-17-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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YouTube: Senshin Center New Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGSmo-0wtZg

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:58 AM   #2
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Hi David, thanks for the nice video. Any background or thoughts or points/arguments/discussion points you would like to make regarding it?
Are you doing something special with the elbow joint to provide extra incentive for the uke? As in, straightening the arm in the air, giving pressure in the "breaking" direction?
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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Hey David, nice to see you posting again!

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Old 06-17-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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Hi Jon and Chris,

Yeah, things are finally beginning to slow down - getting new dojo off ground, new patrol assignments, two new additions to the family (baby boy and a puppy), etc. I hope to get back on the board a bit more. Sorry for the long absence.

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:26 PM   #5
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Hi David, thanks for the nice video. Any background or thoughts or points/arguments/discussion points you would like to make regarding it?
Are you doing something special with the elbow joint to provide extra incentive for the uke? As in, straightening the arm in the air, giving pressure in the "breaking" direction?
No points to really make - just sharing. Learned a lot from sharing thus far and from having others share with me.

I wouldn't say I'm doing anything "special" with the elbow joint. I think others do it the same. I am, however, looking for a high degree of violence of action. Toward that end, I'm not a fan of the "elbow bend" Ikkyo ura, nor the "attack the joint - arm straight" version either. Respectively, there is too much slack in one and the latter requires too much muscle (which creates a lag time) and/or risks breaking the lever (which again creates the problem of too much slack).

I am trying to position my body in a way that my arm movement can coordinate with that positioning so as to bring a torquing tension to the arm - one that allows the movement not risk the integrity of the lever while restricting the articulating range of the elbow and shoulder joint. This doesn't so much give uke an incentive as much as it allows for uke's instinctual resisting reactions to contribute to the angle of disturbance.

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:15 PM   #6
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Cool, thanks! Sounds like it is more similar to the bent-arm version, but with slack removed. Next time I practice, I will think about slack and whether or not my bent-arm version is substantial enough as it is.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
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The new dojo looks really nice!

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Old 06-17-2010, 11:03 PM   #8
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Yeah, we are so lucky - everyone put work in on it and totally transformed the initial space. It's very pleasing to show up and go inside. :-) The camera makes it look a bit more narrow than it actually is. :-)

Thanks Mike. You should come visit us sometime. We'd love to host you. Chris came once, but it was way too short a visit - hint hint Chris.

Jon, yeah, I would say it is closer to the bent arm version - you are right. The joint ends up on the front side of the arm, as the rotating of the arm on its own spiral course of action tightens all the sinews and thus restricts the play in the joints - allowing one to move from touching the elbow to directly effecting the shoulder to directly affecting uke's center. The result, or at least what I'm trying to go for, is an immediate decent to the ending move of the technique.

For me, the martial applications in Ikkyo ura are the entering into the back-near corner via a curve (circle), the dropping of weight on one controlling point, and to a lesser degree the capacity to reduce points of articulation into angles of cancellation. These things don't have to be thought of as following a linear or narrative format - as in the technique. I try and do these things then as efficiently as I can but also with as much speed and action of violence I can muster. In real life, I had in surprise. Outside of these things, I would not feel my movement was martial or martially viable.

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Old 06-18-2010, 06:40 PM   #9
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Thanks for the invitation David. I actually have a case in the area coming up in late summer or early fall and I will be there for several days I suspect. I will advise as soon as I know something concrete.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:55 AM   #10
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Hello David,
I understand that attack is ai hanmi katatedori. What attacker is trying to achieve with this attack? I can't see it very clearly in this video?

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:39 AM   #11
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I tend to think in terms of "energy prints" - as Aikido's "attacks" are not attacks in my experience. As an energy print then, Ai-Hanmi Katate-Dori is about having Uke present a cross-lateral positioning with a traversing force/opening.

For me, this is why one can see in part of the video there is a wrist grab and in other parts of the video not so much. Wrist grab or not, the energy print is provided and practiced with.

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Old 06-19-2010, 03:09 PM   #12
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Hi David,

Your video reminded me of something that was drilled into us by our sensei.

How to disengage from uke after you have uke pinned.

We were taught to never remove your hands from uke until you were off your knees onto your feet in a crouch and ready to move.
Then you would move backward with a quick and long step at an angle that uke could not grab your legs or feet or trip you

Maintaining your hands on uke until the last moment lets you keep pressure on him and able to sense any movement.

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:23 AM   #13
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Re: YouTube: Senshin Center New Video

Another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aa7dHGMAEo

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:02 AM   #14
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Re: YouTube: Senshin Center New Video

Another new video - Part I of II (II to be posted soon):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk7V024kC-8

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:28 AM   #15
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Very nice! My sensei loves to get in really deep and over the hip you go.
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Very fluid and smooth-certainly what I strive for. As far as the attack goes, I was always told that the context was that the attacker was grabbing your wrist , bicep, whatever they could get their hands on so as to strike you with the other hand. In training it often works out that the Uke will telegraph his/her intention 4 feet away when realistically they probably wouldn't grab until they are right up on you and grab and punch in quick succession. That is why I thought that the quick, smooth, tight ura turn that you were demonstrating makes so much sense.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:30 PM   #17
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Love the last part of the vid where you challenge your students to be better, not to accept mediocracy, bravo...I rarely see this in any style of martial instruction and I think it can be a great motivator.

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Another new video - Part II of III (III to be posted soon):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXNI6rUQJV4

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Another new video - Part III of III:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtLV-sUf3lE

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Old 07-14-2010, 10:51 PM   #20
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Another new video - Atemi Waza:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-p4h_LiOX0

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Old 07-20-2010, 01:46 PM   #21
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Another new video - Kokyu-ho Variation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KMubImVdcE

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:08 AM   #22
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Another new video - Suwaria Waza Ikkyo (omote)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq5ueTzmb8o

Please comment or better yet, share you own video here - showing the things you work on and the solutions you've found, etc. Would appreciate it much.

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Old 03-01-2011, 05:10 PM   #23
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Another new video - Rokkyo Variation (Ura):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5mf7k9tveI

Please share your Rokkyo videos.

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:21 AM   #24
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Another new video:

This one is on Knife Disarms. Would love to see your videos on the topic too - to start a discussion. Please share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VQEgStjx0

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This one is on Knife Disarms. Would love to see your videos on the topic too - to start a discussion. Please share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9VQEgStjx0

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