In the video we can see that telegraphing your intent with consecutive switches (Yoko Aruki) is never good. The nice part is the t-shirt wearing veteran shortening the distance as a defense against a Mikazuki kick. This part of the tai sabaki is sometimes overlooked because of the emphasis on evasion and defense. The most important part, of course is the small, almost unnoticeable, handshake, it determines the mood for the whole randori.
We will meet again today at 18:00 at the supreme court meadow to spar till 20:00.
Video of closing the distance in Ninjutsu sparring against a Mikazuki geri – Blitz 2012
Jerusalem Ninjutsu – AKBAN