Morihei Ueshiba style: Step on your partner’s foot for nikyo!

Here is a revealing photo from Morihei Ueshiba’s 1938 technical manual “Budo” where the Founder is applying nikyo — nikajo in the prewar era — while stepping on uke’s foot! This is a very effective method for further immobilizing your partner when apply a technique. O-Sensei later abandoned this jujutsu-like manuever and adopted our modern form of nikyo. This is explained by Morihiro Saito Sensei in his book “Takemusu Aikido Special Edition.”

Click here to read more about Morihei Ueshiba’s “Budo” technical manual

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