You ALWAYS fall back on your training! “Why is it Different on the Street?” by E.C. Estrella

This video features a beautiful demonstration by Seishiro Endo, 8th dan, at the 2004 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration. Endo Sensei moves with grace while remaining centered and eschews the use of any physical strength while executing techniques. Seishiro Endo was one of the last generation of Aikikai instructors to have received training from Morihei Ueshiba and the senior instructors of the headquarters dojo in Tokyo beginning in the 1960s…

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  1. Jean Salomon says:

    It is simply cause your state of mind and mind set are not the same. You know for a fact that your uke is not a threat to your life and you act accordingly. When you’re on the streets, you don’t know whether the aggressor is after your money or your life.

    Then there is the level of aggression being used in the attack. On the streets nothing or most stricking are clean, but they are extremely real.

    How do you train on the tatami without these elements?


    Salomon Jean

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