Kajo #11

We saw in kajo #10 how ikkyo omote and ikkyo ura are opposed at 180° on the two ends of a line where tori stands in the middle.

Let's now examine if we can check that property for nikyo.

In kajo #6 we have determined nikyo's direction on the circle:

Let's examine on the following pictures the angle in which O sensei applies nikyo ura, still relatively to uke's shomen:

We can clearly see on O sensei's pictures and with the feet positions that the angle of nikyo ura is strictly symmetrical with nikyo omote: 180°.

We can see that the angle of nikyo ura is identical to the angle of Kote gaeshi as previously checked in kajo #7.

That similarity is one more evidence since the angle of Kote gaeshi is symmetrical, ie 180°, with nykyo omote.

Lets take the opportunity with this reminder to check once more that the angle of Kote gaeshi, similar to nykyo ura is symmetrical to nikyo omote on O sensei's document below :

And let's now position nikyo ura on our reference figure:

Philippe Voarino, May 2012.

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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