Irimi nage (or entering throw) is a technique unique to Aikido. Irimi means to enter physically and spiritually into an attack while simultaneously sidestepping it.
In the below video Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002) provides instruction on an application of irimi nage used to address a traditional attack in the form of a 2 hand grab on the nage’s arm (morotedori sometimes also called ryotemochi). This particular application was practised by O’Sensei (the Founder of Aikido) in the immediate post-war period of his life.
- Option for atemi (strike)
- Morotedori irimi nage – Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei
In the below video Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei (8th Dan Aikikai) demonstrates and provides instruction for morotedori irimi nage.
- Other Morotedori techniques
See – Video library: Unarmed arts by attack type.
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