“The least sexy is the most important,” by Patrick Parker

“Some very smart Blogger recently characterized footwork as the least sexy but the most important part of the martial arts. I agree with this sentiment 100%.

See, aikido and judo are both footwork arts. If you can get your feet working properly then the rest of your aikido and judo tends to start to fall into place.”

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  1. Imaizumi Sensei made a 2-set DVD all centered around footwork and Aikido.

  2. …spent a year or three working on hanmi. aikido techniques work best, if at all, from hanmi. irimi and tenkan may ONLY work from hanmi…

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