Buckner-Sensei’s Saturday Class in Review – February 2014

Today’s class was fast-paced and exciting!

Buckner-Sensei covered the omote (front side) attack techniques known as irimi.

Irimi means “entering/putting in the body”, and is the act of entering straight into a technique (as opposed to an indirect entrance, know as tenkan.) When properly performed, irimi allows the defender to enter into and blend with an attack, uniting the movement of the attacker and defender, and leaving the opponent without a target to strike.

So, in what situation does one use irimi techniques?

When faced with multiple opponents. By keeping the techniques omote, one never exposes their back to a potential attacker, and also throws the first attacker into the path of the second – a two-fold defense!

 

Buckner-Sensei’s next class will be Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s