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Training notes: Hanmi handachi katate dori shiho nage

Hanmi handachi waza (sometimes called Zagi handachi waza) is a common form of Aikido practice whereby the nage is in a kneeling position and the uke  attacks while standing.  In this type of training the uke has the  advantage of both mobility and height. The nage, however, has the advantage of a … Continue reading

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Aikido’s first pillar – Shiho nage

“The first of the six pillars of Aikido techniques is shiho nage. This technique represents the gratitude Aikido trainees feel toward life in all four directions and is commonly the first technique learned (but not easily mastered) by students.” (Master Morihei … Continue reading

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