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Two years ago Matsuoka Sensei began using a new form of hijishime. It was breathtakingly powerful and lightning fast. We've since gained a sincere appreciation for this technique at Ikazuchi Dojo. It works very well for even the smallest people in the dojo. We've taught this technique to students at the brown belt level that can execute it so effectively that even our most senior black belts need to react immediately or suffer a devastating result.
This hijishime (elbow-lock) variant is just one of many we practice at Ikazuchi Dojo. Although this variation should not be taught to, or practiced with beginners, we wanted to share our thinking and instructional approaches related to the technique. We know there are many readers of the blog that are senior level aikidoka and instructors who may benefit from this information.
Josh shares the technique with Mark Cheng, a veteran martial artist, movement performance specialist, Chinese medicine doctor, and great friend of the dojo.
Nastia Shuba is uke.