Dec 3, 2017 –
Aikido is not about meeting force with force. It is about using the momentum of the attacker against them. Without an attacker Akido has no offense. That doesn’t mean an Aikido artist can’t strike first, it just means they do not initiate the fight. It is a response to an attack that requires body awareness and the ability to get out of the way providing as little resistance as possible to the attacker’s vector of motion. That turns the attacker into what we call a falling man.
I created this sculpture as one of what will be an ongoing series of techniques. This demonstrates a throw called Kokyo-Nage.
As I create these sculptures I learn the fine points of these techniques in 3-D. Therefore this is my opportunity to improve to skill sets simultaneously.