Training notes: Shomenuchi maki otoshi

In the below video, Andy Sato Sensei (6th dan Aikikai) provides instruction for the Aikido technique Shomenuchi maki otoshi.  The technique (a “spiral drop”) is applied in response to an attack in the form of a direct strike to the temple (shomenuchi).

In addition, Sato Sensei provides instruction for a standing variation of the technique which relies of kokyu nage principles rather than a spiral drop to take balance.