Training notes: Sodeguchidori ikkyo

The term Sodeguchidori refers to an attacks that is precipitated by an initial grab to the sleeveIn the following video, Morihiro Saito Sensei demonstrates the omote and ura applications of the Aikido technique Sodeguchidori ikkyo. 



  • Technical details (omote application) – Takemusu Aikido Vol 2

In the below pictorial demonstration and accompanying notes from Takemusu Aikido Volume 2, Morihiro Saito Sensei outlines in more detail the traditional version of Sodeguchidori ikkyo (omote) as practised by O’sensei (the Founder of Aikido) in the immediate post war period of his training.




  • Technical details (Omote application) – London Aikido Club

In the following video, Sensei Andy Hathaway of the London Aikido Club, gives instruction on technical aspects of the subject technique.  For other excellent technical videos on Aikido by the London Aikido Channel see their channel on You Tube.


  • Technical details (Ura application) – London Aikido Club