Click here to read an extremely interesting article on the roots of not only Aikido technique, but of the fundamentals of human movement, by David Orange Jr. Especially relevant for students of Kyu Shin Do Aikido with regards to our own “feldenkrais” influences within the club. Go make a cuppa first as this is quite a long article, but well worth the read.
“For the past twelve years, I have promoted the idea that aiki-jujutsu and aikido were developed by observing children at play. Most martial artists who heard this idea rejected it, but those who saw my examples were persuaded to consider it more carefully…”