Training Notes: Morotedori yonkyo

In the following video, Morihiro Saito Sensei (9th Dan) demonstrates the Aikido technique Morotedori yonkyo.  



  • Set up for the technique is the same as Morotedori ikkyo

The set up for the demonstrated  technique is the same as for Morotedori ikkyo and requires the same application of kokyu ho and hanmi principles.

For details on the hand position for yonkyo see – Yonkyo Basics.

  • Ki no nagare application – London Aikido Club

In the below video, Sensei Andy Hathaway of the London Aikido Club provides instruction on technical aspects of the ki no nagare application as practised at his dojo in the UK.  For other technical videos on Aikido from the London Aikido Club see their channel on You tube.


  • Alternate omote application – London Aikido Club


  • Alternate ura application – London Aikido Club