Tag Archives: Aikido self-defence

A road less travelled – Aikido pins

In the post-war period of his life, the teachings of Master Morehei Ueshiba (Founder of Aikido) involved significantly less focus on the teaching of pins. This trend has for the large part continued since O’sensei’s death to the point that there are now schools of Aikido … Continue reading

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Training notes: Katatedori kotegaeshi

Kotegaeshi is an Aikido technique which involves the application of an outward wrist turn.  It can be used to respond to a variety of traditional aikido attacks, including a same side wrist grab (katatedori kotegaeshi)  . Aikido Warrior Dojo is a Fudoshin dojo operating under the guidance and mentorship of  Chicko … Continue reading

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Training notes: Ryokatadori kokyu nage

In the below video, Aikido Warrior Dojo seniors demonstrate and explain key aspects of the Aikido technique Ryokatadori kokyu nage.  The technique is practised in response to an attack where the uke grabs both shoulders of the nage, most typically … Continue reading

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Training Notes: Tanto dori – Yokomenuchi kokyu nage

In the below video Koretoshi Maruyama SEnsei, Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai, demonstrates and provides instruction on the Aikido technique, tanto tori yokomenuchi kokyu nage.  The technique is performed as a response to a yokomenuchi strike with a tanto (wooden knife) to the side of the … Continue reading

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Training notes: Tanto dori – Munetsuki hiji kime

In the below video, Dojo senior Jeremy Gehrke demonstrates the Aikido technique – Munetsuki hiji kime.  The technique is applied in the context of a traditional knife attack to the abdomen.   ADDITIONAL NOTES Alternate version  In the below video clip, … Continue reading

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Video compilation – Aikido Warrior Dojo class – 4 June 2016

A fun video compilation recorded at a class at our dojo on 4 June 2016.

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Training notes – Shomenuchi koshi nage (shiho nage form)

One of our favourite throws to practice at the dojo is koshi nage (hip throw).  Koshi nage can be applied in response to a wide variety of attacks, incuding where the uke attacks the nage by executing a downward strike to to the … Continue reading

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