Daily Creativity: Hiriki No Yosei Ichi – Elbow Power Number One

Hiriki No Yosei IchiDaily Creativity: Hiriki No Yosei Ichi – Elbow Power Number One

Hiriki No Yosei Ichi is one of the basic movements for aikido. It’s called Elbow Power number one in english. By sliding forward and under you push your elbow forward to get control of your opponent. This movement is found in so many of the techniques you learn in aikido. It sounds simple but is so difficult to learn. Like all of the basic movements, mastering this will improve every aspect of your aikido.

I first drew this with pencil getting all of the lines and angles acurate and then used a brush pen to draw the lines you see. I then erased the pencil lines leaving only the fluid ink brush strokes to try to evoke movement and simplicity. Ink on paper.

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