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Offensive Technique in Aikido

SHOMEN-UCHI IKKYO is one of the most basic techniques in Aikido. It consists of gripping an attacker's arm with both hands and pinning him face down. This technique can, and is in a number of schools, performed in response to a straight overhead strike (S…
The general perception of Aikido is that it is a purely defensive martial art, and that there are no offensive techniques. In fact, Aikido is not so limited. As described in a… http://www.aikidocornwall.uk/blog/offensive-technique-aikido/

Atemi and weapons training...

Often I shall take up a bokken adopt seigan or yodan kamae and ask that uke attack me empty handed. However spirited he may be there is always a pause, an uncertainty in facing the sword unarmed. I have been told many times "do not fight the opponent F…
Often I shall take up a bokken adopt seigan or yodan kamae and ask that uke attack me empty handed. However spirited he may be there is always a pause, an uncertainty in facing… http://www.aikidocornwall.uk/blog/atemi-and-weapons-training/