Subtlety in movement! Hiroshi Ikeda demonstrates katatedori balance-breaking techniques

Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei, 7th dan, of the Boulder Aikikai, demonstrates a series of sophisticated, minimum movement balance-breaking techniques from katatedori grabs. Ikeda Sensei’s performance is a study of efficient movement and relaxed, explosive power. One well-known kobudo teacher once described Ikeda Sensei’s aikido as “crazy good.” He maintains perfect balance and impeccable timing to control uke. Ikeda Sensei’s aikido is exemplary in all respects…

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