Ken / Tai jutsu #1 - Morote dori kokyu nage

Morote dori (katate ryote dori) was originally intended to prevent a samurai from using his sword.

Whether with empty hands or with a sword, the movement of the body is the same. Rotate 180º and rise in front of the center of your body.

Rise the ken above the head

Throw or cut towards aite's rear imbalance.


Comments

Hi, Sensei,
I always feel puzzled about Kokyu Nage.
O'Sensei said: Eye determines the direction of hands, hip determines the rotation of feet.
I feel the Kokyu Nage in Iwama style do not follow this rule. You see, tori's feet is stand forward when uke is fall backward. Also, tori's head do not turn, so the hip do not turn enough.
I know in Saito Sensei's video, he explained that turning head will be kicked or pulled.
But all in all, it do not follow "Eye determines the direction of hands, hip determines the rotation of feet."
Is Kokyu Nage an exception of the principle?
I know in Yoshinkan, they face the uke in Kokyu Nage.
Thanks,
Li

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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