You are using too much power. You lost the contact. Enough. No more. I guess you can hear that many times when you are in an Aikido training, especially in a beginner class (well… I know most of us are beginners, shodan is a new beginner level, is that correct?). In one training, when doing […]
Is that confusing you? A video from Shibata sensei shows a way to give no information at the contact point. And more, if you are digging deeper 🙂
Learning to relax when practising Aikido is important. I never thought using a knife for relaxing, until I was taught by my teacher at Sentrum Aikido.
We talk a lot about the contact point in Aikido. It helps both partners to read each other. But a grip is… not just a grip. The key is the palm contact point, at least to my Aikido knowledge up to now. In training, one of my teachers, Birger Sørensen, always emphasizes the palm contact […]