Dec
30

Video: Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu: “The Devil is in the Details!”

This is an excellent photo of Katsuyuki Kondo, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Menkyo Kaiden, executing a technique in which atemi plays an essential part. Atemi, or “combative strikes,” serve the purpose of disturbing an opponent’s attack and balance paving the way for the execution of a technique. The use of atemi fell out of favor in the aikido that was spread in the postwar era due to a variety of factors. Morihei Ueshiba, for his part, regularly used atemi when demonstrating techniques.

Click here to view the Daito-ryu video

Aikido Journal Members Site
For nearly 40 years, we have been researching and documenting every aspect of Aikido!
We hate spam just as much as you