irimi-nage

irimi-nage

Martial arts
A movement of aikido (a Japanese martial art) which is typical of the harmonious balance integral to the philosophy practice. In irimi-nage, the defender connects with the attacker’s forward thrust, absorbs its energy and fluidly continues with the flow of the blow while adding his or her force to the defensive action, bringing the defender off balance.
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