Saturday, December 31, 2016

Ryote Dori Kokyu Nage

Everyday becomes an adventure. I just ran across something new for me. An Aikido technique known as Ryote Dori Kokyu Nage




When I took the time to make screen captures of the movement of this technique, it impressed me even more.

The manner in which the hands rise and intercept the attackers lunge is a movement I have done in many ways.

It is contained with the Eagle Claw Chi Kung drill I do throughout my day to keep my shoulders from stiffening. It is contained  in the opening to my Yang Tai Chi form, which I also practice daily.

Then again it is one potential for the opening of my Kukanku kata.


The hands rise, and doing so intercept the attack,

They then continue to rise drawing the attacker in closer,

That motion continues and begins to turn,

You take over the attackers center of gravity with your own center,

Your rotation continues and your opponent follows,

The opponent is spun from your center with one land leading their motion, the other hand driving their fall,

The opponent spins away.

Variations abound, but the same rules apply.


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