Atemi as setup! Hayato Osawa demonstrates Yokomenuchi Shihonage

Hayato Osawa, 7th dan, instructor of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, demonstrates yokomenuchi shihonage at the USAF Summer Camp in 2010. You will notice the important role of atemi in his setup of uke prior to throwing. Osawa Sensei is the son of the late Kisaburo Osawa, 9th dan, one of the most important of the postwar instructors at the Hombu Dojo and has practiced since boyhood…

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