Fluid Ni-dan Test @ Monterey Dojo

Remember that awesome Sho-Dan test you saw the other day? Here is some more from the same ‘lineage‘.

Take a look at the fluidity at which the tachidori techniques are done here. There are visible jujitsu influences here (for e.g. the atemi with a kick) and you can see some interesting counters (kaeshi-waza) which do not form part of the official Aikikai syllabus but I still think it remains very much Aikido.

Take a look at their test requirements here. Time to really step up our training!

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