Sunday 13 May 2012

Irimi - a simple guide for Aikido beginners

Irimi is one of the basic escapes in Aikido. In the BKAA, we often talk about two essential variants which (with stunning originality) we call Irimi 1 and Irimi 2. The foot positions involved in the escapes can be confusing to people who are just starting to learn Aikido, so here I've broken down the movements in Irimi 1 and Irimi 2 into bite-sized chunks. Bear in mind that this video aims to show only a very simplified version of Irimi. In real technques the movements are likely to be far bigger and faster than anything shown here. But, as with all subjects, when you are learning it's best to start with the absolute basics. So here goes...

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