Aikido versus outside low kick

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One example of Aikido defense against outside low (leg) kick using application of “extend ki” and adaptation of the “unbendable arm” principle to become “unbendable leg.” Demonstration by Enso Aikido Dojo.

One example of Aikido defense against outside low (leg) kick using application of “extend ki” and adaptation of the “unbendable arm” principle to become “unbendable leg.” Demonstration by Enso Aikido Dojo.

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  1. Serge says:
    Posted March 16, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    It’s terrible! I practice both aikido and karate for a few years, an I should say, that this guy will be very surprised, if someone skilled in karate will kick them a “low kick”. First of all, the first thing my karate sensei taught me, that you should be on the proper ma-ai before performing kick (I don’t know, why their aikido instruktor forgot to tell them the same) – the guy in red is clumsy hitching before kick to go on a assault distance. Second – the kick itself is executed absolutely wrong – the knee should go upward, then turn and kick. It’s absolutely basics. So, if the kick started correct it’s absolutely impossible to block it like this. And of course, you should never perform a “low kick” by foot, only by shin, or you will be hurt in case of opponents defense named “sune uke” – that is basic defense from “low kick”. I should say, that this video is a profanation of both aikido and karate.

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