Second of a series of workshops, designed to give physical meaning, paragraph by paragraph, to the words of the 1938 presentation mokuroku/manual.
Paragraph 2: “Irimi [nage]“: “…thrust the hollow of your hand upwards, at a slant, and to the right. Immediately with your left foot, entering in shikaku to uke‘s right side deeply and intimately, lean and twist his body to the right. At this time pay attention to the rear…”
“Irimi technique…was considered to be a secret technique to escape from multiple attackers. The other name for this is ‘Yama-biko-no-michi’, [the way of the mountain echo]…. As you extend your Ki, the Ki of your opponent will return to you like an echo. However you do not receive your opponent’s Ki because you have instantly moved past him to his rear.” – - - Morihiro Saito Shihan.
“…the quality of movement that this is about is like a drop of water hanging on a leaf in the forest – it reflects everything around it perfectly – it’s not static: it’s actually circulating – you can see the whole forest in the drop – the tiniest breeze and the droplet falls naturally like an arrow let loose from a bow. Your uke: their thought, even their ki movement can be just enough – so that their movement, their impulse even, makes the droplet begin its motion: and it drops naturally…” – - – Kimbal Anderson Sensei
Sunday, December 8, at the dojo, noon-5:00, $25
Please park at Elm Grove Park.
for more information contact Kimbal Anderson Sensei (208) 407-7590
…practitioners of all styles of aikido welcome…