Techniques: Weapons

Iwama Ryu Aikido Weapons techniques

Tachi Dori – Kote Gaeshi

Weapons taking. Tachi dori – kote gaeshi. Some Important points are: Keep your backhand out of the way of the sword cut – or you may end up with broken fingers – or less fingers if it’s a live blade. Kote gaeshi comes from ken. Think weapons while throwing. You need to perform utemi to […]

13 Jo Kata and 13 Jo Awase

Saito Sensei shows the 13 Jo Kata and the Awase – which is broken into parts to practice effectively.

Kumi jo

Saito Sensei demonstrates the Kumi Jo partner practice