These exercises are
expansions of the smaller movements that might be used in Randori.
Each exercise is first demonstrated without Uke in order to
highlight the action. When practiced partnered, emphasis should
be placed on continuous and smooth movement. The aim is to
promote good balance and posture and to develop power in the movement
by correctly focusing the whole body. These exercises reinforce
the basic hand and foot movements, but in a dynamic way. When
demonstrated with a partner they show the true beauty of Aikido, and
form part of the basic exercises for martial artists - Budo Taiso.