On the first volume in this series, Waite Sensei demonstrates his own system of falling, which is based on seven techniques. On this DVD, he shifts attention from technique to general principles of ukemi, the art of receiving.
To stay safe while providing good practice, he argues, an uke must (1) maintain contact, (2) offer a committed attack, (3) remain relaxed, and (4) be sincere.
The two volumes of Waite Sensei's AIKIDO UKEMI offer a complete, thoughtful, and novel study of Aikido ukemi - a system that should interest those who practice Aikido, students of other martial arts, and others concerned with developing a friendly relationship to the ground.
About the instructor:
After beginning his study of Aikido in England, Donovan Waite Sensei (6th dan) served for many years at the New York Aikikai under Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei. He is now chief instructor at Aikido of Center City in Philadelphia.