Training notes: Ushiro ryotedori kokyu ho

In the below video produced by Aikido Alive London Dojo, instruction is given for 2 versions of the Aikido exercise Ryotedori 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 – Kihon

In the following video, the basic static application of Ushiro ryotedori kokyu nage is explained. The instruction is again by Andy Hathaway Sensei.


  • Ki no nagare application

In the following video, Andy Hathaway Sensei of the London Aikido Club demonstrates and provides instruction for the Aikido technique –  Ushiro ryotedori kokyu nage.    The technique is performed at ki no nagare (free flowing) level.