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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/

What is the purpose of doing suwari waza?

What is the purpose of doing suwari waza? Should we not just be focusing on standing techniques? It’s practiced for the sake of tradition. It makes your legs and hips stronger. It’s a form of punishment. It gets you ready for fighting on the ground. Thes…
What is the purpose of doing suwari waza? Should we not just be focusing on standing techniques? It’s practiced for the sake of tradition. It makes your legs and hips stronger.… http://www.aikidocornwall.uk/blog/what-purpose-doing-suwari-waza/