The body can teach the hands how to correctly move. The hands cannot teach the body how to move correctly. A spiral does not have appendages. Correct movement comes from our core, the appendages must become part of the core.
To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is Aikido. It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand. The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses. A good stance and posture reflect a proper state […]
I believe that all of Aikido is based on spirals. When we practice Ikkyo or any other technique what we are really doing is searching for an entry point of connection between the energy of uke and the spiral that nage is creating. So ikkyo or any other technique is just a way of understanding […]