Training with 2 person attacks (Futari dori) is a common form of Aikido practice. There are numerous syllabus techniques that can be practiced in these circumstances depending on the nature and the type of attack. Typically beginners practice with the ukes statically holding each arm under resistance.
In the below video Chicko Xerri Sensei (6th Dan, AKI Aikikai, Tokyo) explores Aiki principles for dealing with a 2 person attack where both ukes attempt to apply a morotedori based grab. Key learnings include:
- Gathering the attack;
- Moving off-line;
- Taking balance; and
- Understanding the sword principles that underpin the movement.
Chicko Sensei has been practising and teaching Aikido for more than 45 years and is endorsed by Doshu Ueshiba.
Have a great week
Fudoshin Warrior Dojo, Brisbane