Emphasis on economy of movement… Stanley Pranin demonstrates a setup for ikkyo through yonkyo techniques from katatedori

In this video, Stanley Pranin demonstrates morotedori kokyuho at seminar in San Miguel de Allende June 14-15, 2014. Morotedori kokyuho is one of three exercises that Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba always practiced in the classes he taught. Here Stanley Pranin demonstrates a set up of uke where nage takes a short step backward while uke is grabbing. This maneuver weakens uke’s posture making it much easier for nage to execute the throw. Paying attention to such details can have a dramatic affect on the effectiveness of one’s aikido…

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