Kyoichi Inoue

Aikido Shudokan 32nd demo: Inoue Kyoichi Kancho part 1of 3

The application of Aiki in the techniques demonstrated by Kyoichi Inoue is analysed below. 

Analysis

At a time of 12.04 both Ukes attack by grabbing Tori's wrists. Tori induces both Ukes to apply Aiki by first lowering his weight/wrists and then rotating his wrists away from them. To resist the downward movement of the wrist, Uke pulls upwards. Consequently, the muscle torque about the ankle joint of Uke's front leg, due to him pulling upwards, is then in the opposite direction to that required to balance the contact reaction force as Tori's wrist is rotated/pulled away. Uke is then unbalanced to the front.

Analysis

At a time of 11.37 Uke grabs Tori's wrist. Tori applies Aiki by moving his body/wrist towards Uke whilst horizontally rotating his wrist about his elbow. Tori's forward movement induces Uke to push back, causing Uke to become unbalanced to the side by Tori rotating his wrist about his elbow. Uke is prevented from recovering his balance by his fingers being bent backwards.

Analysis

At a time of 8.44 Uke grabs Tori's wrist. Tori induces Uke to apply Aiki by first raising his wrist and then withdrawing his wrist. To resist the upward movement of the wrist, Uke pulls downwards. Consequently, the muscle torque about the ankle joint of Uke's front leg, due to him pulling downwards, is then in the opposite direction to that required to balance the contact reaction force as Tori pulls his wrist away. Uke is then unbalanced to the front.