diagonal movement day

Diagonal movement day, spot the theme. In Butokuryu Aikijujutsu we use the same movements that we practice in suburi and tai-jutsu to perform atemi. We try to make our throwing techniques soft but powerful, and practicing atemi enables us to find the element of hardness in our soft throws. While our goju friends aim to seek the 柔 ju in the 剛 go, we can recognise the usefulness of accessing a bit of go in our ju.