Training notes: Katatedori ikkyo

oSensei06In the below videos Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002) provides instruction on the traditional (basic) versions of Katatedori ikkyo (omote and ura) as practised by O’Sensei (the Founder of Aikido) in the immediate post-war period of his life.  The demonstrations are given from a static attack in the form of a same side wrist grab (katatedori).

Katatedori ikkyo is typically one of the first techniques learnt by newer students to Aikido practice.



  • Technical instruction – Omote application – London Aikido Club


  • Alternate omote application (1) – Christian Tissier Shihan 


  • Alternate omote application (2) – Peter Brady Shihan

In the following video Peter Brady Shihan (7th Dan Aikikai) provides instruction on an alternate application of Katatedori ikkyo utilising kokyu principles.  


  • Alternate omote application (3) – Donovan Waite Sensei



  • Katatedori ikkyo (ura) – Basic – “Complete Guide to Aikido” (2015)



Source: “Takemusu Aikido”, Morihiro Saito Sensei

  • Alternate ura application (1) – Christian Tissier Shihan (8th Dan Aikikai)


  • Alternate ura application (2) – Shishiya Sensei


  • Katatedori hiji osae

In the below video S Crane Sensei demonstrates and provides instruction for the Aikido technique Katatedori hiji osae.  In Aikido the term osae refers to techniques that are completed with a pin.  Katatedori hiji osae is very similar to Katatedori ikkyo, with the exception that the application and pin apply pressure to the uke’s elbow.