Yokomenuchi Waza: Intermediate Aikido Techniques : Zenponage from Yokomenuchi


Short and to the point. As he strikes, cut
the arm down, step in, Zenponage. Yokomenuchi Zenponage. Again, caution must be taken against
the Ukais. Elbow. Let me show you a cool little hand change here. Cutting down, I never grab
him. From here, all I do is rotate over. I don’t want him to ever know that I’m doing
anything to him. See how that works? One more time. Right before the technique I rotate
down and over. This side, one, two. You can also use this with a strike, with an Atemi
of the face. One, two, three. I like this technique, it controls the second attack.
One, two, three. As he strikes you want to watch out for here and his secondary attack,
so that’s why I’ll use that Atemi of the face. One, two, three. If you want to make your
Zenponage a little bit meaner, as I come in for this, I catch him here and then cut his
legs out underneath him and throw him that way. That’s kind of a fun way to make a person
fall. Here, instead of just coming straight forward here, now I’m going to go this way.
It’s a little bit different, and it’s subtle, but the Ukai will really have a chance to
work on their Akemi this way.

4 thoughts on “Yokomenuchi Waza: Intermediate Aikido Techniques : Zenponage from Yokomenuchi

  1. Not to be a smartass or anything but I thought this technique was called Sumi otoshi?? Can you please clarify the difference to me between Zenponage and Sumi Otoshi? Are they basically a different name for the same technique??

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