Jo suburi #18 - Hasso gaeshi ushiro harai

Begin in chudan kamae

This is important: do not draw the jo backwards with the left hand, you don't have enough time and that would mean working with the arms and this must be avoided in Aikido.
The body must move first, therefore start a rotation on the right which opens an attack line for your opponent, sending your jo to the rear right.

As you rotate to the rear, your right hand is brought by the rotation of the axis toward the end of the jo until it reaches the last third.

Finishing the rotation to the rear, the left hand slides to the middle of the jo, making space for the striking part. The strike comes from the side.

Open the left hand, the jo then flips vertically.

And you can grab its end with your left hand in hasso position.

To allow a better understand the movement is now shown from behind

Now change the position of your right hand on the jo.

Rotate 180º, bringing the jo above ayour head just like hasso gaeshi ushiro uchi.

Strike Yokomen with a large sweeping movement to the rear...

…while bringing the right leg behind.

Find the hito e mi position back. Pay attention to the position of the jo and the positioning of your right hand on the jo.

Dynamic version.

What is Traditional Aikido?

Aikido is not a sport, it is a martial art which laws (takemusu) are in harmony with the laws of the universe. Studying them allows the practitioner to understand his place in the universe. Aikido was born in Iwama, O sensei achieved in that village the synthesis of tai jutsu, aiki ken and aiki jo.

Where to practice Traditional Aikido?

The International Takemusu Aikido Federation (ITAF) brings to the practitioner the structure he needs in order to work as close as possible to the reality O sensei MU defined. The official national representations are the guarantee of a teaching faithful to the Founder's.

The weapons of Aikido, aiki ken and aiki jo

In modern Aikido, weapons are hardly taught, if taught at all. In O sensei's Aikido, on the contrary, aiki ken, aiki jo and tai jutsu are unified and form together a riai, a family of harmonious techniques stemming from one unique principle. Each techniques helps understand all the others.

Aikido, a martial art or an art of peace?

Peace is a balance between a human being and the world around him. The true martial art's goal is not to become stronger than one's opponent but to find in that opponent a way to realize harmony. There is no enemy anymore as such, but an opportunity offered to reach unified ki.
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