Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and by Phong Thong Dang

By Phong Thong Dang

Even supposing Aikido is usually regarded as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial artwork, using guns used to be brought by way of the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. in reality, aikido recommendations that use wood guns can enhance all features of your perform, aiding you to appreciate either simple and complex aikido technical strategies in addition to conceptual options and skills.

Building at the authors' trust that no empty-hand procedure is entire with no guns education, Aikido guns strategies: The wood Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstrates weapon use either as a coaching software to raised illustrate aikido ideas, and as a self-defense opposed to weapon assaults, concentrating on the 3 basic guns utilized in aikido:

  • Ken—the wood sword
  • Jo—the wood staff
  • Tanto—the wood knife

A whole dialogue of every weapon is integrated, with descriptions of the stances, grips, thoughts, kinds, defenses, and coaching acceptable for each.

With over two hundred step by step images and particular directions, this ebook offers an in-depth exploration of guns use in aikido—from its non secular implications to technical thought and sensible use

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Raise your arms up, using your shoulders as rhe pivor poim, and fo llow a vert ica l circular path upwa rd . Ro rmc or pivot at the hips 180 degrees ro the rear be neath the ken . he ·ure the foun h shomen- uchi and tsuki. JI circular pat h upwa rd. Rotate or pivot at yo ur hips 180 degrees bc ncarh the ken. Exccure the l'ilrh shomen-uch i. 'ollow a wrtical circular path upward . Rorate or pivot at your hips l80 degrees beneath the ken. Exec ute the sixt h shomen-uchi . 2-39 42 Aikido Weapons Techniques Raise your arms up, using yo ur shoulders as the pivot point, and fo llow a vcnical ci1-cular path upwmcL Rore~re or pivot <-ll yo ur hips l80 degrees beneath rhe ken.

Your right h:md meets your ldt hand at your left hip. Your ldt hand is held as if holding a shcJth , somewhat pinching the top of the blade< if holding it with a clorh ro continue cleaning it. Slide the ken down your left hand. which is held srablc at your left hip. A ·light dmvn and our movcmcm of the hand faci li tates a mooth , Ouid motion (figure 2-34). While turning your rear hip away ro pt"l)\~ dc more room , the ken is drawn until the tip is rcsL- 2 -44 Aikido Weapons Techniques ing between your thumb and the first-finger knuckle of your left hand, and is then pointed into the sheath.

A kata is a prearranged or choreographed series or sequence of techniques. The kata is used to ensure some authenticity in the transmission of the art of aikido. The thirty-one-count jo kata is an excellent means of solo practice and training as well as a direct connection to a very rich heritage.

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