Thursday, October 19, 2006


A good class tonight with a good number of beginners. Iriminage--Sensei considers this one of the techniques unique to Aikido. I would call it a signature technique even. The closest thing we had to iriminage in TSD was what was called the "clothesline" technique. .. or imagine a biker gang going along the highway with piano wire strung across. The Aikido version is the same, but without the headless bodies. With the emphasis on blending with the attack, iriminage is circular and relies more much on taking uke's balance than applying any external force.


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