This training note refers to an alternate form munetsuki ikkyo whereby the nage steps inside the movement and cuts at 90 degrees. This approach to munetsuki ikkyo is a particularly martial application and is most effective for dealing with an intelligent attacker who strikes from a centred position throughout and is setting up for a second follow up strike.
The demonstrated technique forms part of the broader Aikido syllabus and utilises what is sometimes referred to as “forgotten direction” footwork. Significantly, this type of footwork can be used as a martially effective entry point to initiate a wide variety of Aikido Yuishinkai techniques from most attack forms.
The video extract is from a class given by Peter Kelly Sensei (7th Dan Aikido Yuishinkai) at the Aikido Warrior Dojo, Brisbane, on 17 May 2014.
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