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Aikido Thursday Night - 1/25/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam and Laura

Ukemi:

Self-directed warm-up

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

I ran through the offensive jo with Adam and Laura as uke.  For Laura,who wanted to protect her left side tonight, we had to play with the jo techniques to see if the would work to throw her on her right side only.  They all did, and it was an interesting exercise.

I had a small epiphany related to two of the techniques.  There are tow throws that send uke rolling on their left side.  The first one in the kata is direct down the horizontal plane of thrust of the jo and is about 30 degrees off of the initial vector of thrust in that plane.  The second one has a bit of a vertical vector to it (maybe 45 degrees or so?) and the horizontal vector is about 60 degrees off of the initial line.

There's another technique in the kata that I'd like to experiment with in that vein.  Technique number 5 (what we're currently calling the single pivot).  That technique, as we've played with it so far, requires that the jo be as near to horizontal as possible.  I'd like to try to see if we change the angle of the jo and the direction of the throw if it will still work.  My guess is that it will not.

Adam went through his defensive jo work and then Laura worked on number 8 and 9.

Commentary:

None of note.



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