Tag Archives: Aikido training

Katadori kokyu nage – Its all in the sword

In the below video senior students from Aikido Warrior Dojo demonstrate one of the many versions of the Aikido technique katadori kokyu nage.  This particular application of kokyu nage relies heavily on aiki sword principles, including cutting and footwork skills … Continue reading

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Its marvellous what a difference atemi makes – Tsuki zenpo nage

Tsuki zenpo nage is one of those techniques that for years had me baffled as to how it had any martial relevance  at all.  For those not familiar with the technique, it is more commonly seen in ki aikido dojos and basically … Continue reading

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Aiki studies – Balance breaking for shoulder grabs

In the absence of full cooperation, an aikido technique can generally only be created if the uke’s balance is first broken.  This principle equally applies when responding to an attack in the form of a shoulder grab (Katadori). For many students, breaking … Continue reading

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Training notes: Munadori koshi nage

In the below video, Morihiro Saito Sensei (9th Dan) demonstrates 3 versions of the Aikido technique koshi nage  (hip throw) in response to a front lapel grab (munedori).   ADDITIONAL NOTES Mundadori koshi nage (Nage takes wrist from below)   Munadori menuchi koshi nage (omote) The … Continue reading

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New Training times for Aikido Warrior Dojo

Please note that the dojo has changed its training hours to the following. Aikido Saturday morning: 10.00am -11.30 am Wednesday evening: 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Traditional sword Wednesday evening: 7.30pm – 8.45pm The changes have been made to better accommodate the needs … Continue reading

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Video overview of last Wednesday’s class

See below a quick demo at the end of Wednesday’s class covering most of the techniques that we practised. Big thanks to Jeremy for helping out with the impromtu run through and to Peter for filming it. Have a great week … Continue reading

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Training notes: Munetsuki kokyu nage

In the below video Aikido Warrior Dojo seniors Matt Jesse and Jeremy Gehrke demonstrate and provide practice points on a variation of munetsuki kokyu nage.  The video was recorded after class at our dojo on 24 July 2016. Have a great week Ian Grant … Continue reading

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