Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Friday, December 06, 2019

Aikibujutsu Demo

Toshishiro Obata's Aikibujutsu is clearly derived from his long study of Yoshinkan Aikido. Obata was a student of Kushida Sensei's Kenshuu program at one point. He once visited the Ann Arbor dojo and told stories of training under Kushida Sensei back in the old days.



Dirk Bruere said...

Nice to see some significant atemi. If you do the atemi correctly everything that follows may be unnecessary.

Rick Matz said...

Kushida Sensei said as much. If the atemi is strong, the rest of the technique may be unneccessary.