In the below video Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002) provides instruction on 2 traditional versions of yokomenuchi makikomi as practised by O’Sensei (the Founder of Aikido) in the immediate post-war period of his life.
Makikomi (“wrap around”) techniques are most commonly seen used in response to a traditional strike to the side of the head (yokomenuchi). However, they can also be applied to a range of other attack forms. Depending on the school, makikomi techniques are sometimes referred to as another form of kokyu nage (“breath throw”).
- Position of hands at first contact
- Aikido Yuishinkai (Version 1)
In the below video Master Koretoshi Maruyama, Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai, provides instruction on the Aikido technique yokomenuchi makikomi as practised in Aikido Yuishinkai.
- Aikido Yuishinkai (Version 2)
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