Disarming A Swordsman


Master Kataoka disarms his otomo or assistant, Kobori Sensei with a whack on his bokken at a seminar in Cairns, Australia in 2007.

Such a disarm must be done with complete relaxation & focus. Achieving everything by “Doing No-thing.”


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Michael Geisner

Ki Aikido can become a rock solid centre that fear, confusion and conflict cannot disturb. It is that in my life and has seen me through some tough times. The way to peace requires constant practice but it pays huge dividends.

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