So I am a little behind this week, I was reminded how old I was after participating at the Valentines Fellowship Seminar hosted by Aikido Omaha. It was a great time practicing with those I haven't seen in a while and to gain new perspectives on techniques shared by so many awesome instructors. I tried to take video of every session and will try and intermix them over the next couple of weeks as we continue to work on the concept of Randori, multiple attackers.
Again following the assumption that someone will not just stay in one place if there are multiple people try to attack them, the attacker will try and incorporate some kind of grab so they know where they are. So this week we are going to transition from a two handed grab to a single handed grab with a strike. There are many different ways the strike could happen, but for practicing we are going to focus on an over hand strike to the head. (which is also conveniently on an upcoming test)