Let's build a video reference library of aikido techniques.
- A (link to a ) video clip of someone doing shomen ate.
- Your description of the essential features of the technique. What would you tell a new student doing this technique for the first time.
- Any discussion of unusual features of this video clip. (for example, in my dojo all techniques are initiated by uke attacking; in a sister dojo, all techniques begin with uke static. In one of my prior dojo's, techniques began with a wrist grab. Each of these assumptions has consequences for the resulting technique.) Try to avoid criticizing these assumptions, but analyze the implications for the remainder of the technique.
- If you were grading this video clip as part of the nage's demonstration for shodan, what critiques/comments would you offer?
Answers with a more insightful analysis will be voted higher, but the real value of the question is not to identify the highest voted answer but to create a set of video clips that can be compared for reference.
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