Shiho Nage Omote #2

After rotating, you must: 1. Stand behind aite, far enough is his back. For two reasons:

  1. This is where one can find aite's rear imbalance. This will determine the angle of the showmen cut as shown in shiho nage #3.
  2. This is where you're safe, aite's free hand is out of range

  3. Stand in hanmi position because the hips need a rotation backward of the hips for you to apply the following shomen cut.

Please note the hands position which are uncrossed at that stage because they were crossed before . That position allows applying a maximum leverage force in the final cut, in connection to the hips rotation.

The positioning in aite's back unbalances him and keeps you out of range from his free hand. Please note this position is identical for omote or ura. In shiho nage basic work, omote and ura are two different paths to arrive exactly at the same place.

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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