About Morihei’s Large Skirt and Other Trifles

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - There is a great deal of confusion around the basic pedagogy of the interactive relationship between tori and uke in Aikido. Everyone in their dojo is free to teach and practice the way they like, however, we find that one thing is misleading: to justify one's pedagogical choices with the words of the Founder and of his direct disciples, especially when it would appear that none of them has ever pronounced them