Training notes: Ushiro ryokatadori kokyu ho

In the below video produced by Aikido Alive London Dojo, instruction is given for Aikido exercise Ushiro ryokatadori 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.

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  • Basic static application – Demonstration

In the following video, the basic static application of Ushiro ryotedori kokyu nage is demonstrated by Morihiro Saito Sensei.


  • Additional technical instruction

In the below video, Morihiro Saito Sensei gives an explanation of Kohon (basic) application of Ushiro ryotedori kokyu nage.