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Mental Attitude of Partner Practice withSwords. In Aikid sword practice with a partner, it does not matter whether you are the attacker or defender but how you blend your ki. The most important thing is to harmonize with your opponent. As your opponent performs a straight strike, slide your body to the right out of his line of attack and strike down. At the same time,,move the left foot behind the right adopting the back triangle stance with the right side of the body.

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The strike may be made with either a right or left step forward. As the strike is completed, the leading hip must be well turned forward. The Founder, Professor Morihei Ueshiba during practice - amp J5at-1 HJI fciT Fifth Suburi Movement to either the right or left out of the line of attack is accompanied by a covering of the head and side with your sword. As the motion is terminated, the sword is brought down in a vertical strike and a step forward is taken....

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Aikido Basic Technique

M fe CO RSI A b L , -DiP amp TBim Omote waza The Method of the Sword Evade attacks from front and rear. Cut your opponents in front and rear in one breath. Shomen Uchi Shi-ho-Nage Omote waza Method of the Body Do not throw your opponent by passing under his arms which are holding you. Throw him by raising the sword up. Ry te Tori Shi-H -Nage Omote waza In the case of being attacked from front and rear, the right foot takes a sweeping step to your rear, and you cut your opponent, who was at your...

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The suburi techniques must be performed according to basic Aikido theory and philosophy. It is important that all suburi must be done with full extension of ki. Several suburi done with full ki extention are much better than thousands done lightly. The beginning posture must be in accordance with the back triangle refer to figures on pages 25 and 49 . The pommel of the sword is in line with the navel. This alignment makes movement forth and back and right and left easier. It is important that...

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To d ilSrKt iWC-tt it Ui tf1 tUi M 3 i- LfcfrfcMr, Efen. amp fe Mti lt o mm lt 4r 0 , El flij i -5 d c fc L J 3 tl It The back triangle stance, for instance, in the posture of right hammi, forms a triangle alongside the outside of the right foot with the inside of the left foot. The founder called this stance hito e mi. When standing in hito e mi, it is possible to execute a strike or thrust without receiving a blow in return. In Aikido, the second concept, the harmonizing of ki, has many...

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When your opponent strikes, rotate the hips and slide the body out of the line of attack or step forward . As the opponent lifts his sword to strike again, step forward blending with his Ki flow. This is the secret of Tachi-dori, or sword taking, and the basis of Otonashi-no-ken-the sword of no sound. As you strike your opponent, he attempts to sweep your sword down. Using his force, slide your sword under his, step forward, and thrust.


Aikido Basic Techniques Illustration

As taught by the Founder to the Author, Aikido is an extremely efficient and versatile martial art. It does not rely upon a weapon or weapons but shows that the body movements are the same whether one holds a weapon or not. The term riai means, literally, a blending of truths. By understanding Aikido through riai, one sees that the taijutsu techniques were developed from movements using the sword. Therefore, training with the sword will develop taijustu technique. The Founder said that a weapon...