Aiki otoshi techniques are commonly referred to as “blending drop” techniques. While not as commonly practised as other forms of technique, they have a long history in Aikido.
In the below archive video R Crane Sensei demonstrates and provides instruction on Ushiro ryokatadori aiki otoshi. This form of aiki otoshi is practised from a 2 handed should grab attack from behind.
From a safety perspective, it recommended that aiki otoshi not be attempted except under the close guidance and instruction of an experienced instructor familiar with the technique, including how to receive it.
- Aiki otoshi – ukemi
- Aiki otoshi from other forms of attack