In the below video Aikido Warrior Dojo seniors demonstrate and explain key aspects of the Aikido technique shomen giri kokyu nage. The technique is demonstrated as a response to a downward strike to the head (shomen) where the uke is armed with a wooden sword (bokken).
- Hand position on hilt of the bokken
- Placement of the elbow
- Tachi dori shomen giri kokyu nage – A deeper look
In the below video, Peter Brady Shihan (7th Dan Aikikai) provides more detailed instruction on the subject version of Bokken tori shomenuchi kokyu nage . While Brady Sensei is not part of our school, the method of applying the techniques is very similar (if not the same) as that practised in our dojo.
Have a great week.
Aikido Warrior Dojo