Ushiro Ryote Dori Koshi nage


Aite grabs the second hand in nage's back. To achieve this, he needs two steps. If he does only one step, he does not control nage and can be hit by the right elbow, the right foot or the head.


Rise your right tekatana...


... in front of you ...

... and thus bring aite's right arm above your head with the feeling of pushing kokyu ho forward.


O Sensei, symmetrical view

Pushing enough is important so that aite's right arm goes beneath your left shoulder height. If aite is too high on your shoulder, he is not unbalanced and you will be crushed down by his weight when his body should roll on your lower back. End the throw using aite's forward imbalance.

At that stage, your left leg must push your body backward. You must feel that you go through aite's body, not that you carry him on your back. He must roll on your back.

You must somehow sweep aite with your body.

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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