Friday, August 1, 2008

2008 SMAA Seminar (4)

H. E. Davey's Japanese yoga and mind-body unification class was followed by training in Saigo Ryu jujutsu. Mr. Davey concentrated on how mind and body coordination principles could be applied to the martial arts to realize better balance, stability, power, and coordination. In addition, he worked on not clashing with an opponent’s possibly greater strength. By avoiding such clashes, students were better able to escape from various attacks, and they practiced escaping from wrist grabs.
The images above show Mr. Davey and students practicing Katate Tori Ridatsu Waza and Ryote Tori Ridatsu Waza, methods for releasing single and double wrist grabs.