Training notes: Ushiro ryotedori sankyo (irimi application)

In the below video seniors from Aikido Warrior Dojo demonstrate the application of sankyo (no 3 wrist technique) as a direct entry response to a ushiro tekubidori (two wrist held from behind) attack.

The technique utilizes a direct entry response combined with a 180 degree turn shomen cut. Care needs to be taken by the nage when executing the technique as the sankyo wrist lock on the uke is immediate and may cause injury to the uke if rushed.



  • Ushiro tekubidori – Key Principles

Aikido Warrior Dojo is a Fudoshin dojo operating under the guidance and mentorship of  Chicko Xerri Sensei, 6th Dan AKI (Aikikai).

In the below video Chicko Sensei demonstrates the traditional sword principles that underpin Aikido responses to ushiro tekubidori attack.

Ian Grant
Dojo Cho
Aikido Warrior Dojo, Brisbane

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