Kieun Kim (Kieun) wrote:
Hi folks, I read in a thread here somewhere (can't remember whick one) that said that there are 6 basic body movements that are practiced over and over in Yoshinkan schools and that these 6 basic movements are found in all the various techniques. Could someone tell me what the 6 movements are? I have the ToTal Aikido book by Gozo Shioda but am not sure which 6 were being referred to. Thanks.
The 6 basic movements (kihon dosa) that you refer to, start on page 32 of "Total Aikido".
Hiriki no yosei ichi (Elbow Power 1)
Hiriki no yosei ni (Elbow Power 2)
Tai no henko ichi (Body change movement 1)
Tai no henko ni (Boday change movement 2)
The last two are a combination of the previous 4 and is the basic footwork for Shiho-nage ichi and ni. (Page 71) They are
Shumatsu dosa ichi (after-class exercise 1)
Shumatsu dosa ni (after-class exercise 2)
All 6 movements can be done alone, with partner and with bokken. The book shows it alone and with partner.
Hope that helps ...