IRIMI TENKA [KATATE-DORI KOKYU-HO]
“It is by kokyu that we align ourselves with the wonderful art of ki…ki no myo-o…it is the connection of fire and water, the structure of time and space, …the expression of eternal pulsating energy…in which spirit, mind and matter cannot be separated…” – - – O’Sensei
“Tomorrow will be a bright and sunny day…and it’s this ‘tomorrow’ of yours that I take hold of in its entirety when I do kokyu-ho…” – - – Sasaki Masando Shihan
“Breathing is musubi, the resolution of physical and spiritual essence into one…” – - – Mitsugi Saotome Shihan
“Without resisting your opponent’s strength, but stretching it out and leading it in a circular movement – this is Tenkan…”- – - Koichi Tohei Shihan
“Step around to the side of your partner….with your held wrist in the center of the motion, you will be in a position to perform an upward swing…”- – - Morihiro Saito Shihan
So… in each of our workshops we’ve been focusing on aspects of blending energy while entering. I think a lot of people have trouble with this: they mistake pushing hard, or force, for actually understanding blending. Kokyu requires true blending with [the] universal energy and your partner, so it’s an inclusive practice.
We’ve been looking at ways to make contact with yourself, to eliminate your own anxious aggressions, even if they may seem positive. As we do this you can understand that the more relaxed and solidified your body is, the more easy the entry.
And consolidation and proper movement allow perfect entry without collision…
Sunday, August 2, at the dojo, 12:30-5:30, $25
Please park at Elm Grove Park.
for more information contact Kimbal Anderson Sensei (208) 407-7590
…practitioners of all styles of aikido welcome…