Ippon seoi nage

Ippon seoi nage (single arm shoulder throw) is classified as a hand throwing technique (Te waza) in Judo. It is practised in all Judo clubs.

By way of comparison, in Aikido the throw is not widely practised.  Those dojos that do teach it tend to treat it as an Aiki application (like our dojo), or a form of hip technique (Koshi nage).

Technical instruction

In the below video detailed and insightful instruction on how to correctly perform Osoto gari by Sampson Sampson (8th Dan).  Sampson Sensei generously posts many instructional videos. Those interested in quality on-line Judo instruction are recommended to peruse the Sampson Judo Channel on You tube.


Learning progression for Ippon seoi nage in Aikido practice – Aikido Warrior Dojo

The below video shows one of the ways we teach the basics of Ippon seoi nage in an Aikido context at our dojo, including the learning progression.  As with all techniques, detailed instruction is provided to students on how the safely apply and receive the technique.


Aikido practice of Ippon seoi nage from a clinch attack

In the below video produced by Senshin Center Dojo, in Santa Barbara, California, Aikido practitioners can be seen training in Ippon seoi nage from a clinch attack. As noted above, in Aikido Ippon seoi nage is referred to as Koshi nage and treated as a hip technique.  Senshin Center Dojo post a wide range of insightful instructional videos on Aikido. To check them out see their channel titled “Senshinone”.