Morihei Ueshiba demonstrating ken no kamai
Morihei Ueshiba performing ikkyo pin
Morihei Ueshiba Kaiso
Corallini Shihan performing kote gaeshi
Saito Shihan performing irimi nage
Saito Shihan performing ryokata dori kokyu nage
Saito Shihan performing yokomen-uchi tanren

Takemusu Aikido Forest Row

5th Kyu Syllabus

Morihei Ueshiba executing tai no henko

TAI JUTSU

* Hanmi

* Tai Sabaki (Tsugi ashi, ayumi ashi, tenkan, irimi tenkan, kaiten, haya gaeshi)

* Ukemi (Mae / Ushiro / Yoko)

* Shikko

* Katate Dori Tai No Henko (Kihon & Ki-no-nagare)

* Morote Dori Kokyu Ho (Kihon)

* Shomen Uchi Dai Ikkyo (Omote & Ura)

* Katate Dori Shiho Nage (Omote & Ura)

* Shomen Uchi Irimi Nage

* Suwari Waza Ryote Dori Kokyu Ho (Chudan)

 

BUKI WAZA

* Ken Suburi Nanahon

* Roku No Jo

 


Katatedori tai no henko kihon and ki no nagare.

 

Morotedori Kokyu ho kihon

 

Shomenuchi dai ikkyo omote and ura

 

Katate dori shiho nage

Although the following two videos deal with ryotedori, they are equally applicable to katate dori shiho nage:

 

Shomenuchi irimi nage kihon

 

Suwari waza ryotedori kokyu ho

 

Ken Suburi Nanahon

 

Roku No Jo Kata

GLOSSARY 

(Please note, most terms are a rough translation.)

 

Tai Jutsu = body technique / skill

* Hanmihalf body, the Aikido stance or posture.

* Tai Sabaki = body movement / management

* Ashifoot / leg

 * Tsugi = shuffle / thrusting

* Ayumi = crossing / normal walking

* Tenkan = literally “convert” or “divert”. It is a 180 degree pivot to one’s rear, on the lead foot.

* Irimi = to enter

* Kaiten = rotate

* Haya (haiyai)quick / fast

* Gaeshi = turn

* Ukemi = Break fall

* Mae = forward

* Ushiro = backwards

* Yoko = side

* Shikko = Knee walking

* Katate-dori = one hand holding one wrist

* Morote-dori = both hands holding one wrist

* Tai-no-henko = turn of the body

* Kihon = basic, static, solid

* Ki-no-nagare = in the flow of “ki”, in motion, opposite to static.

* Kokyu-ho = breath-power exercise

* Shomen-uchi = front of the head strike

* Dai-ikkyo = first principle (dai- meaning basic)

* Omote = front / moving forwards to the front side of ones partner

* Ura = to the rear

* Nage = throw

* Shiho nage = 4 directional throw

* Irimi nage = entering throw

* Suwari waza = seated techniques

* Ryote-dori = both hands holding both wrists

* Chudan = middle level (as opposed to “jodan” – upper level, and “gedan” – lower level)

* Buki waza = weapons techniques

* Ken sword

* Suburi = exercise

* Nanahon = 7

* Roku = 6

* Joshort-staff


Written by: TAFR, 5 April 2015