Randori: What Does Nihon Goshin Aikido Randori Look Like?
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."
Because of the variety and intensity of the attacks (including realistic attacks like upper cuts, jabs, roundhouse punches, punching combinations, headlocks, chokes, etc.), Nihon Goshin Aikido randori generally appears a bit rougher around the edges than what you’d see in Ueshiba influenced aikido circles (who limit their attacks to single easily read chops, and basic grabs).
I believe Nihon Goshin Aikido Randori presents a realistic picture. In other words, what you see in Nihon Goshin Aikido Randori situations is similar to what you might see in a real world, multiple attacker scenario.
It’s always about handling multiple attackers.
Even from the first day.
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Sensei Muse (L) & Sensei Durand (R) ~ Note the effective use of angles. The first technique ideally always blocks the approach of the other attackers.
Occasionally ~ Weird Stuff Happens ~ but always stay martial. Keep circling and you will eventually find something you can work with. Here are a couple of examples from my own shodan test.
Here is a Great Video ~ I wish I had made ~ That explains exactly what we are trying to do in Randori Situations.
Nihon Goshin Aikido Randori Film Study. A frame by frame breakdown of the good, bad, and ugly ~ from various multiple attacker scenarios. Here are some examples from my own shodan test.
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