Entering into “irimi” is how aikido techniques flow naturally according with a fluid combative situation. Position facilitates technique.
Christopher Hein of ChuShinTani Aikido demonstrates foot work and body changes, known as Tai No Henko relating to two attackers.
Christopher Hein of ChuShinTani Aikido demonstrates how techniques are born from relational positioning using the ‘hitoemi’ posture.
Using footwork to change angles and bodily relationships to an attacker is called “Tai no Henko”. Christopher Hein of ChuShinTani Aikido offers some theory.
Christopher Hein of ChuShinTani dojo presents the first of a two-part series on why aikido pins focus on takedowns that control the weapon arm specifically, instead of core control.
What is aikido’s utility in solving tactical problems of human conflict?
Grabs found in Aikido are not the common grabs most people think about in grappling situations.
A brief primer on why Aikido has the strikes it does, and how we can deal with strikes delivered by other schools like boxing or kickboxing.
How aikido deals with shoves and lunges to keep a correct tactical distance.