In the below video Morihiro Saito Sensei demonstrates the Aikido technique Munadori hiji nage.
A key feature of the technique is that the projection involves pressure being placed on the uke’s elbow. The choice for the uke is to roll out or risk serious injury due to hyper extension of the elbow joint. For this reason it needs to practised carefully and with due regard for safety by both the nage and uke.
Depending on the school, the technique may also be referred to as Munadori kokyu nage or Munadori juji nage.
Technical aspects – Morihiro Saito Sensei
In the following video Saito Sensei provides instruction on key aspects of the technique and training methodology.
- Technical aspects – Basic application – London Aikido Club
In the below video, Sensei Andy Hathaway of the London Aikido Club gives instruction on the technical aspects for the static (kihon) application of the technique. For other excellent technical videos on Aikido generously shared by the London Aikido Club, please see their channel on You tube.
- Pictorial explanation – Takemusu Aikido Vol 4
- Technical aspects – advanced application – London Aikido Club
In the below video, Sensei Andy Hathaway of the London Aikido Club gives instruction on the technical aspects for the ki no nagare application of the technique.