Training notes: Ushiro ryotedori ikkyo (1) – Static application

In the below video, Morihiro Saito Shihan (8th Dan Aikikai) demonstrates the omote and ura versions of the Aikido technique ushiro ryotedori ikkyo.

The demonstrations are completed from a static position whereby the uke grabs both nage’s wrist while standing behind the nage. This traditional form of attack is pictured right – the nage is the Founder of Aikido, Master Morihei Ueshiba.



  • Omote application – Pictorial demonstration – Takemusu Aiki Vol 1 


  • Ushiro Ryotedori ikkyo omote – Overview (London Aikido Club)  


  • How to unbalance uke (London Aikido Club)


  • How to stop uke letting go (London Aikido Club)


  • Ushiro Ryotedori ikkyo ura  – Overview (London Aikido Club)  


  • Ushiro royedori ikkyo – Ki no nagare

See – Ushiro royedori ikkyo (2) – Ki no nagare


  • Difference between ikkyo and juji nage (London Aikido Club)