Tonight’s Aikido class

Who knows what a little koku dosu can do for you?

Who knows what a little koku dosu can do for you?

There were five students in class tonight. Colin, Kasia, Darren, Terry and Joe. We did ushiro kubishime from static and with a lead. We also did kata-tori koku nage, where you step back just before uke grabs. For the last technique, even though the class was technically all ready over, I decided to call koku dosa, in part because it is one technique new student Darren has not seen yet. I was impressed with how much my students enjoyed koku dosa. I told them that next time I will leave more time to practice this technique!