Morihiro Saito: Takemusu Aikido, Volume 4 — Kokyunage… “The most important techniques of Aikido!”

“Kokyunage are the most numerous and important techniques of Aikido!”

Takemusu Aikido, Volume 4: Kokyunage is the fourth volume of a comprehensive technical series covering the aikido of the Founder Morihei Ueshiba, as taught in Iwama, Ibaragi Prefecture following World War II. This manual presents some 80 variations of kokyunage, among the most important techniques in the aikido curriculum. Bilingual, Japanese and English.

Volume 4 is profusely illustrated with more than 450 photos and includes step-by-step explanations of each technique. The contents of this volume include kokyunage techniques executed from the following attacks:

78 techniques: shomenuchi (5 techniques), yokomenuchi (7 techniques), katatedori (11 techniques), ryotedori (8 techniques), morotedori (6 techniques), sodeguchidori (3 techniques), sodedori (2 techniques), munadori (5 techniques), katadori (2 techniques), tsuki (9 techniques), kosadori (3 techniques), ryoerijime (3 techniques), ushiro attacks (14 techniques)

From Preface:

I have been planning to publish a volume dealing with kokyunage for some time. Kokyunage are the most numerous and important techniques in aikido, hence my decision to devote an entire volume to the subject. If kokyunage techniques were to be removed from the art, it would no longer be worthy of being called aikido. — Morihiro Saito

Pages: 204
File size: 145 mb
Dimensions: 7″ x 10″

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