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

By Phong Thong Dang

Even though Aikido is usually considered a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial artwork, using guns was once brought via the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. in reality, aikido innovations that use wood guns can enhance all points of your perform, aiding you to appreciate either simple and complicated aikido technical strategies in addition to conceptual thoughts and skills.

Building at the authors' trust that no empty-hand process is entire with out guns education, Aikido guns thoughts: 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 entire dialogue of every weapon is incorporated, with descriptions of the stances, grips, recommendations, kinds, defenses, and coaching applicable for each.

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

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Alternatively, after striking, abruptly shoot your right hand out to the side, with the ken tip pointing down, and pause (Figure 2-11). Traditionally, in the old times of actual battle, this movement was executed 2-11 2-12 2-13 in order to flick blood off the blade before returning it to its sheath. If blood remained on the blade, it might dry and cause the sword to be temporarily or permanently stuck in the sheath. Maintaining a solid balanced stance, bring the ken horizontally across your body (Figure 2-12).

40 Aikido W eapons Tech niq ues '- 2· 33 2· 34 2·35 Raise your arms up , using your houlcler as the pivOL point, and l'ollow a vertical circular path upward. Rotate r pivot at your hip 180clegrees beneath the ken (Figure 2-28). Execute the seventh shomen-uchi (Figure 2-29) Rai e your arms up. using )'OUr shoulders as the piv t poim and fo llow a vertical circular path upward . Rotate or pivot at your hips 180 degrees beneath rhe ken (Figur 2-30). Execute the eighth and final shomen-uchi (Figure 2-31).

The sword should stop abruptly, horizontally in front of the center. Allow your full weight to drop into the strike (Figure 2-6). To execute a shomen-uchi for the alternative side-holding stance and position, simply raise your hands upward, allowing the sword to follow avertical circular path up your back and over your head, following the centerline until it reaches the horizontal plane in front of the center of your body. Yokomen-Uchi: Overhead Neck to From a traditional ready stance and position with the ken forward, raise the sword up as previously described for a shomen-uchi.

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