It is widely recognised that Aikido owes much of it’s development to kenjutsu – the art of the sword, but I like to think that we go further than simply using sword techniques. I like to think we become a living katana.
Learning how to received a technique is a much a part of aikido as performing techniques, and it’ll help you prevent injuries.
Ukemi – safely breaking your fall without injury – is a key technique, and one that beginners should focus on if they want to progress in Aikido.
Watch excerpts from Sensei Sargeant’s seminar in Reading in March 2014.
Jason explains the tricky process (at first!) of tying your aikido belt.