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

By Phong Thong Dang

Even supposing Aikido is frequently considered a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial paintings, using guns was once brought by way of the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. in reality, aikido innovations that use wood guns can improve all facets of your perform, supporting you to appreciate either uncomplicated and complex aikido technical strategies in addition to conceptual options and skills.

Building at the authors' trust that no empty-hand method is entire with no guns education, Aikido guns options: The wood Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstrates weapon use either as a coaching instrument to raised illustrate aikido rules, and as a self-defense opposed to weapon assaults, concentrating on the 3 fundamental 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, options, varieties, defenses, and coaching applicable for each.

With over 2 hundred step by step pictures and certain directions, this publication offers an in-depth exploration of guns use in aikido—from its religious implications to technical thought and functional use

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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. Slightly pinching the blade edge with your left thumb and first-finger knuckle, as if wiping it again, slide the ken, blade edge up, into your left hand.

Instead of bringing the sword down vertically, as in the shomen-uchi, the yokomen-uchi takes a side 2-7: Yokomen-Uchi Aikido Weapons Techniques 34 diagonal path of approximately 45 degrees, aiming for the side of the head or neck of your opponent. Your body turns at the waist from the rear hip, keeping your hands and path along the centerline. Exhale and let your weight drop forward on the underside of your arms and sword, and extend ki through both arms and sword while controlling the tip (Figure 2-7).

Follow a vertical circular path until the jo is behind your body and your hands are directly overhead (Figure 3-18). Exhaling, reverse the direction and snap the jo downward, retracing the vertical circular path. Allow your weight to rest on the underside of your arms and the jo. As your back hand comes to the center, bring the snap to a horizontal position with your front right hand (Figure 3-19), to execute a shomen-uchi. Yokomen-Uchi From the front ready position (Figure 3-20), inhale and raise the jo by keeping your arms relaxed and rotating from the shoulders directly up the centerline, following a vertical circular path until the jo is behind your jo: Wooden Staff 3-17 3-18 3-19 body and your hands are directly overhead (Figure 3-21).

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