Beginning Aikido Techniques : Basic Forms in Japanese Aikido Martial Arts


On behalf of Expert Village my name is Ralph
Reyes. I’m the Dojo-cho and the aikido instructor at Chi Martial Arts in Miami Shores, Florida.
Today we are going to learn beginners techniques in aikido. Okay in the beginners level technique,
the techniques are normally performed in what we call Kihon-waza. Kihon-waza are basic movements
that are done in forms. Basically taking each strike and separating them and putting them
together until the technique is performed. As an illustration I will show you in this
technique shomen uchi-dai ikkyo. First he is going to attack, and as he attacks I’m
going to step in. Then I will bring the arm down, which will be the second part of this
technique; and finishing by bringing him to the floor and pinning his arm.

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