Aikido "Ukemi master" says the secret to improving

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Shirakawa Ryuji shihan – aikikai 6th dan
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  1. 争いに進展するのは、相手の力をうまく利用できず、自分に力が入っている!❢脱力できていたら、スムーズに突っかかりなしで完了。ですよ!❢参考になりました。😊🍃

  2. They both are doing so well and every one who gets to train with someone else during quarantine is very fortunate. konpurito shukufuku

  3. The contact point, wrist or body point: becomes the centre of the circle that extends to the ground and which is the space in which you have to pivot your body in a circle or arc.

    Also do not dive into the ground as that clashes with increased speed. Instead, rotate and fall allowing gravity to take you down. Only fall at the speed of gravity.

    In Aikido, as soon as you feel a wrist lock coming on, that is the instant that you must take over the turning and purposely throw yourself within the thrower's force. If you pause, then your body will end up on one side of your wrist and your own weight left behind the turning lock will break your wrist.

  4. I would add two practical tips:
    1) extend your spine in to revolution.
    2) look at your partner throughout your fall. This begins a spiral movement of the spine during your high fall, while reaching for the mat, vs slapping the mat. You may then perform a "silent" high fall, even on cement.

  5. 1:49 That's actually like an old style judo ukemi, where the legs are not crossed on landing. It's a slow fall and limits the range of stance upon standing, but it's safe and you'll almost never accidentally crush yr nuts with it.

    2:10 Closer to a "modern" aikido ukemi in that the legs cross, but they are not tucked in so standing or rolling out is harder and the risk of crushing yr nuts is quite high.

    What's interesting is that neither of them tuck the legs in until they land. They can't flow with that style of landing. The majority of aikido dojo will teach ukemi with the legs tucked up to reduce the rotational energy (ie. slows the throw) and reduce the chance of injury to hips, knees, ankles, and nuts.

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