Aug
13

Ukemi is impossible! “Menkyo Kaiden Katsuyuki Kondo on Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu”

A nicely done video that presents the basic concepts of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu as taught by Sokaku Takeda and his son Tokimune Takeda. Note particularly the emphasis on balance-breaking and control of uke throughout. Kondo Sensei states clearly that it is not possible to take ukemi from these techniques as they are designed to destroy the body. Nage releases the pressure to allow uke’s fall and permit safe practice. He also mentions that we should all conduct our lives in such a way so as not to place ourselves in dangerous surroundings and avoid conflict. We should use of strategic abilities to seek to live peaceful lives…

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