Aiki Otoshi with Goldberg Sensei

Roy Goldberg demonstrates aiki otoshi at the Kiyamakan dojo in New York. In Japanese the character for otoshi 落 (ochiru) signifies to fall or drop, "like a stone" as Kiyama Shihan says. This is different from the verb nageru 投 which means to throw. In Daito Ryu, the difference is important.

Goldberg Sensei demonstrating a Daito Ryu technique with uke Jon Girard at the Albany, NY Study Group Seminar.