Thursday, July 30, 2009
Short & Sweet
Well, maybe not that sweet. But fun!
My technique is a little rough but you get the idea. It's about 100 degrees out and we're practicing on the lawn in front of the Dojo.
I learned this chain of techniques from John Clodig, student of Don Angier and successor to the Yanagi-Ryu Aikijitsu system. He told us that if we could learn this pattern we would understand many aspects of the Aiki system.
I'm sure Pat at Mokuren Dojo and Sensei Strange will have a few suggestions. I think I could use more spiral energy and centrifugal force, but I'm also trying to take it easy on my training partner in the intense heat and without mats.