The May edition of Sword and Spirit has been posted. In this issue, Itten Dojo chief instructor Robert Wolfe presents a photo-essay detailing a “Renzoku-waza Drill,” a “continuous-techniques” exercise. As we move forward with the process of revamping our practice of aikijutsu, a major focus is structuring kihon (fundamentals) and introductory material to provide new students with skills and techniques that can be applied in practical, personal defense very early in their training. This drill is a step in that direction.

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