Video: Bruce Bookman demonstrates Ushiro Kubishime

“Bruce Bookman explains and demonstrates ushiro kubishime and kotegaeshi!”

My aikido practice includes early influences of Yoshimitsu Yamada, and later practice under Kisshomaru Ueshiba, and other prominent teachers in Japan at the Aikikai Headquarters such as Osawa, Yamaguchi, Arikawa, and Tada Senseis. I spent 16 years practicing under T.K. Chiba Sensei, who was a very close disciple of Morihei Uyeshiba, the Founder of Aikido. I have done extensive cross training in other martial arts including 12 years of Brazilian Jiu jitsu, 10 years of Iai-do (2 of those years studying with Takeishi Mitsuzuka Sensei in Tokyo), 2 years of Judo, 2 years of western boxing and 2 years of tea kwon do. I have practiced yoga on and off since childhood…

Click here to view the video of Bruce Bookman Sensei demonstrating Ushiro Kubishime


  1. It’s a beautiful technique. Thanks to Bookman Sensei for sharing these very instructional videos.

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