Ki training helps us to maintain stability. When we keep one point, we can naturally provide this stability to others. This month, we will learn to apply Ki principles to assisting people who have difficulty moving because of age or illness. We will explore how to support someone who has difficulty walking, and how to assist people getting up from a chair, a bed or the floor.
Drop-In Aikido: Sankyo
Sankyo is a basic wrist control techniques. In "Living With the Wind At Your Back" (p98), Shaner Sensei describes Sankyo as an effective arrest control technique and "a basic wristlock that can be secured from any position--it's that good." In addition to it's martial applications, Sankyo teaches us how to take slack out between ourselves and our partner so we can move together as one.
Read or listen to Curtis Sensei's discussion on Shokushu 20: Intoku
Reading: Chapter 7: The Art of Service in "Living with the Wind at Your Back" by David Shaner.