Training notes: Munadori kokyu nage (kokyu ho)

In the below video Morihiro Saito Sensei demonstrates the Aikido technique Munadori kokyu nage (kokyu ho).

The practice of kokyu exercises (Kokyu ho) and their applications (Kokyu nage) play an important role in developing relaxed power for Aikido techniques.  They are practised at every class in our dojo. 



Technical aspects – Takemusu Aikido Vol 4


  • Alternate application (1) – London Aikido Club 

In the below videos, Sensei Andy Hathaway of the London Aikido Club gives instruction on the technical aspects of an alternate application 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.

Video (1)


Video 2


  • Alternate application (2) – Takemusu Aikido Vol 4