In the below video, Peter Brady Shihan (7th Dan Aikikai) provides instruction on jo tori – kotegaeshi. While Brady Sensei is not part of our school, the method of applying the techniques is very similar (if not the same) as that practised in our dojo.
Jo tori techniques form part of the assessment for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dan grading tests in Aikido Yuishinkai. In the gradings techniques are performed at ryutai level (free flowing) and in a randori setting. The nage must demonstrate at least 5-7 different techniques (depending on the level of dan grading being tested).