Tag Archives: Master Koretoshi Maruyama

Training notes: Tachi dori Shomen giri kaiten nage

In the below video Aikido Warrior Dojo seniors demonstrate the Aikido technique bokken tori shomenuchi kaiten nage.  The technique is demonstrated as a response to a downward strike to the head (shomenuchi) where the uke is armed with a wooden sword (bokken).   Have a great week. Ian Grant Head … Continue reading

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Training notes: Jo nage shiho nage

The below video was recorded at a recent class at our dojo where we studied a form of Aikido practice referred to as jo nage.  In this type of practice the nage (i.e. the person applying the technique) is armed with a wooden staff … 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: Munetsuki kokyu nage

Traditionally kokyo ho (breath power) techniques were considered to contain the secret of true power in Aikido and were never taught publicly.  The Founder of Aikido, Master Morihei Ueshiba, included kokyu ho training in all his classes – a tradition that we also follow … Continue reading

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Training notes: Shomenuchi kaiten nage

In modern Aikido kaiten techniques are typically referred to as “wheel throws” because the uke is projected in a wheel like shape.  Traditionally, however, they were referred to as “open and turn” techniques.  In the text “Budo“, Master Morihei Ueshiba  describes kaiten as a turn and transform movement. In the below … Continue reading

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Shomenuchi irimi nage – Aikido Yuishinkai

Irimi nage (entering throw) techniques are practised in all Aikido dojos, though the form may differ depending on stylistic preferences.  Shomenuchi irimi nage is a particular form of entering throw intended to be used to address a downward strike to the temple (shomenuchi). The technique has a long … Continue reading

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“Free Wielding Sword” (Bokken Kata 2) – Aikido Yuishinkai

In the below video Master Koretoshi Maruyama, Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai, gives a demonstration of one of the three major bokken katas practised in Aikido Yuishinkai  – “Free Wielding Sword” (Bokken Kata 2).  For further detail on key aspects of the kata see videos in the “Detailed … Continue reading

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