Traditional Aikido – Vol.4 Vital techniques


Traditional Aikido – Vol.4 Vital  techniques (Morihiro Saito – 8th dan)

FOREWORD

 The current series of books on AIK1DO entitled "Coordinated Relationships Between Ken (sword), Jo (stave) and Taijutsu (empty-handed techniques)" was to have been concluded with Volume 3. However, when I reviewed the supposedly last book in the series, my mind began to be filled with memories of a number of essential techniques which ought to have been included in it. Hence the inevitable publication of Volume 4.

 Words of Old Master Morihei Uyeshiba, the late founder of AIKIDO, came ringing back in my ears while I was demonstrating the art for photographic purposes. A space of varied techniques, heretofore buried in my mind, then came flooding out. Had I forgotten the Founder, those words would never have come back.

 Highlights of this Volume are the introduction of rigorous exercises and Atemi or delivering blows to the body prior to applying techniques, as well as the explanation of the process of variations in Taijutsu. AIKIDO without varied techniques is bound to lose its real essence in the application of the Ken, Jo, and Taijutsu. The trainees must therefore acquire a total command of such varied techniques to the degree of rendering a match meaningless.

This book covers "Kaeshi-waza" or counteractive techniques which have been handed down exclusively to AIKIDO instructors. Due to the nature of these techniques, however, the coverage has been limited only to the basic types. It is to be desired that the instructors concerned will give their own thought to these techniques and make good use of them in imparting the art to their trainees.

 The AIKIDO techniques are arrayed in such a way that the unlimited ramifications of these techniques should be practiced systematically. If there is an opportunity in the future, I may wish to talk about teaching methods as well.

 

CONTENTS     

 Foreword………………………………………………………………………………..7

Remarks on Takcmusu Aiki……………………………………………………………18

 

I. TAKEMUSU AIKI

Variation- ol Kalale-ilori   (one-hand hold)

Basir exercise : Katate-dori Dai-lkkyo  (arm pin)

Olliole-wa/a  (frinl technique)………………………….……………………………….23

Ura-waza (taming Nghntona)…………………….……………………………………..24

Basic exercise : Katate-dori

Dai-Nikyo   (wrist bun)…………………………….……………………………………26

Varied exercise : Variation(1)………………….………………………………………..28

Variation(2)………………………………………………………………………………31

Variation(3)………………………………………………………………………………34

Variation(4)………………………………………………………………………………36

Variation(5)………………………………………………………………………………38

Variation(6)………………………………………………………………………………40

Variation(7)………………………………………………………………………………42

Rigorous exercise : Variation(1)…………………………………………………………43

Variation(2)………………………………………………………………………………44

Variation(3)………………………………………………………………………………44

Variation(4)………………………………………………………………………………47

 

Variations of Kala-ilori   (houldei held)

Basic exercise : Kata-dori

Dai-lkkyo………………………………………………………………………………...49

Varied exercise : Variation(1)……………………………………………………………51

Variation(2)………………………………………………………………………………52

 

Variations of Muna-dori (lowei lapel held)

Basic exercise : Muna-dori Dai-lkkyo

Omote-waza……………………………………………………………………………...54

Ura-waza…………………………………………………………………………………57

Rigoroua exercise : Muna-dori

Dai-Nikyo………………………………………………………………………………..58

Varied exercise : Variation(1)……………………………………………………………59

Variation(2)………………………………………………………………………………59

Variation(3)………………………………………………………………………………60

Variation(4)………………………………………………………………………………62

Variation(5)………………………………………………………………………………64

Variation(6)………………………………………………………………………………67

Variation(7)………………………………………………………………………………68

Variation(8)………………………………………………………………………………70

Variation(9)………………………………………………………………………………73

Variation(10)……………………………………………………………………………..74

Variation(11)……………………………………………………………………………..76

 

Variations against Tsuki (thrusting attack)

 

Basic exercise : Tsuki Dai-lkkyo………………………………………………………...79

Tsuki Dai-lkkyo………………………………………………………………………….81

Varied exercise : Variation(1)……………………………………………………………82

Variation(2)………………………………………………………………………………84

Basic exercise : Tsuki Kote-gacslii

(wtfM tarn-oat)…………………………………………………………………………...87

Varied exercise : Variation(1)……………………………………………………………90

Variation(2)………………………………………………………………………………92

IVariations of Shomen-uchi

(Mraipht Hlrik (at the head)

Varied exercise : Variation(1)……………………………………………………………94

Rigorous rxercise : Shomen-uchi

Dai-lkkyo………………………………………………………………………………...96

Varied exercise : Variation(2)……………………………………………………………99

Variation(3)……………………………………………………………………………..100

Variation(4)……………………………………………………………………………..102

Variation(5)……………………………………………………………………………..105

Variation(6)……………………………………………………………………………..106

 

 

IVariations of Yokomen-uchi(circular strike at the head)

Varied exercise : Variation(1)…………………………………………………………..109

Variations  I shiro-dori (bald from   behind)

Basic exercise : Ushiro-Ryote-dori (Uith hand** held from behind)

Dai-Ikky………………………………………………………………………………...112

 

II. HAPPO-GIR1

•Happo-giri……………………………………………………………………………..116

•Shiho-nage (fonr-coraer throw)

 

(1)        Throwing          in opposite direction……………………………………………120

(2)        Throwing          in the same direction……………………………………………121

(3)        Throwing          leftward…………………………………………………………122

(4)        Throwing          rightward………………………………………………………..123

 

III. KAESHI-WAZA

 Kacshi-wa.a against Dai-lkkyo (1) Counteraction with Dai-lkkyo

liasic from: First slag…………………………………………………………………...126

Second stage……………………………………………………………………………128

Third stage……………………………………………………………………………..133

(2)Counteraction with Dai-Nikyo………………………………………………………134

(3)Counteraction with Dai-Nikyo………………………………………………………137

(4)Counteraction with Kote-gaeshi……………………………………………………..139

(5)Counteraction with Irimi-nage………………………………………………………140

(6)Counteraction with Irani-nagi……………………………………………………….142

(7)Counteraction with Koshi-nage (hip throw)…………………………………………144

(8)Counteraction with Koshi-nag………………………………………………………146

(9)Counteraction with varied technique ……………………………………………….148

(10)Counteraction with varied technique……………………………………………….150

Counteractive techniques against Dai-Nikyo

(1)Counteraction with  Dai-Sankyo…………………………………………………….152

(2)Counteraction with Irimi-nage………………………………………………………154

Counteractive techniques against Kote-gaeshi

(1) Counteraction with Dai-Sankyo…………………………………………………….157

Counteractive techniques against Iriini - llage

(1)Counteraction with leg-tripping……………………………………………………..158

(2)Counteraction with Koshi-nage……………………………………………………..161

Counteractive techniques against Shiho- nage

(1) Counteractive with Shiho-nage……………………………………………………..162

Counteractive techniques against Kaitell-liage (rotary throw)

(1) Counteraction with elhow-scooping………………………………………………...165