Hiriki No Yosei (developing elbow power), is the second basic
movement and an obvious inheritance from Aikido's kenutsu
(fencing) heritage.

Similar to the raising and cutting action of a sword, Hiriki No
Yosei teaches us to raise our hands by combining a circular
raising motion with the support from the entry or turning motion
of the body.

Imagine a swordsman raising his weapon despite being restrained
at the hands. This is the idea behind developing 'hiriki'.

*** IMPORTANT *** Think of this movement as the hands and
feet moving 'at the same time', only this will the power from
the entire body be directed into the circular raising motion.

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