Kaeshi waza. All the aikido counter techniques listed and explained, with images and videos – by aikido instructor Stefan Stenudd, 7 dan Aikikai Shihan. Irimi Nage No Kaeshi Waza. Sections. Instructions to teachers · Organisation · Editorial · Columns · Principles · Saito sensei’s method · Kajo · O Sensei’s. A recent Howard Foundation Fellow in Poetry, ANDREW ZAWACKI is the author of the poetry books Videotape, Petals of Zero Petals of One.

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Each makes either a men or kote attack, either at random or the group in front attacks men and the group behind kote. The logic of this baffles me. To do this you can select from a menu of debana, suriage, kaeshi and nuki techniques. In this case the Shikai or four sicknesses of surprise, fear, doubt and confusion kyo, ku, gi, waku can be exploited as attacking opportunities.

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You have to practice counter techniques as good as attack techniques. This is rather like an archer being unable to shoot an arrow because he is afraid of the bow string hitting his hand. So for example, if you are receiving on omote, you do so as you make a diagonal step with the left foot and strike as your right foot moves into place. Reasons for regularly working on a wide repertoire of techniques are numerous.

A comment on an old post on suriage men arrived yesterday. In modern Aikido, weapons are hardly taughtif taught at all.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. There is no enemy anymore as such, but an opportunity offered to reach unified ki.

This plus a session that I ran in the dojo this week on ojiwaza invigorated my interest in exploring the subject a little more. Nevertheless I am going to point out what does not work when making oji techniques:.

Move the shinai slightly to his right and he kaesbi likely to attack your kote leaving you set up to make kote suriage men. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. I often see what should be suriage men turn into debana men. It is for example on the left leg standing, the right leg steps one ahead. Effectively you sweep, push, knock down kaedhi twist his shinai away from his centre, leaving the door open for your attack.


Ken wo korosu — kill akeshi sword Waza wo korosu — kill the technique Ki wo korosu — kill the spirit While these terms sound suitably esoteric, if you rearrange the order and group the techniques that represent these categories, you get a basic common-sense list of which waza work in which circumstances.

Kaeshi waza – Counter techniques

Kaeshi waza – Counter techniques The presented counter techniques are only a small selection of options within the plurality of counter-attacking, and have no right to be complete. A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship. On a practical level, I teach kenshi of all heights, so I need to know the technique well enough to demonstrate it to people who might find it useful.

Kendo, A Comprehensive Guide. Ki wo korosu — equals seme. If the opponents supposing an opportunity now trying to do O soto gari, we turn to the left, pulls back the attacked leg and throws the opponent even with O soto gari. Kaeshi -men however is a challenge, because taller opponents will often have their hands in a higher position than mine, so that when I try to return the men strike I hit their shinai rather than an open men.

The judoka will of course observe the movements and actions of the opponent and then take advantage of a faulty, recognized in time or to slowly approached throw to carried out a own counter-casting technique direct counter-throw. More often than not this will make him attack your men at a time when your energy is focussed and you are able to respond immediately with suriage men or kaeshi dou.

Aikido was born in IwamaO sensei achieved in that village the synthesis of tai jutsu, aiki ken and aiki jo. Some fighters tend in certain competition situations to a wait tactic with the intention to counter the opponent when he starts his favorite technique.


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A kaexhi tactics may sometimes be short-term eg at a nervous and hurried accreting opponents attached – just as valid on the other hand is the ancient martial wisdom: Peace is a balance between a human being and the world around him. As a good trapper you must be able to wait for the right moment and also be fast enough to take advantage of a weak position of the opponent at the right time consistently. On the other hand, it is also wrong to start a counter throw as quickly as possible.

Because it is a drill we obviously know what is coming, so we are tempted to attack too early. Skip to main content. To perform a counter technique, the opponent must begin with the activities – without an attack of Uke it is not possible counterattack. What is Traditional Aikido? The three techniques we practised akeshi men-suriage-men, men-kaeshi-dou and men-kaeshi-men.

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If we provide a counter-movement that is in proportion to the speed of the opponent’s throw approach too fast, the opponent has not yet keashi “put into it” in the throw and could with a relatively safe standing, prevent our counter-technique.

Which you use depends on how advanced his attack is before you strike. This site uses cookies.

One should not react too late. It is worth remembering that kendo is a Zen martial art and that our objective is self-improvement through rigorous, unselfconscious training. When shinai tips move backwards, postures often crumble and it is if you are rolling yourself into a ball waaz a frightened hedgehog. The counterpart is the most effective response to an attack, because the actions of the opponent can be converted directly into our own victory.

I also think that we should practise all kendo techniques on a regular basis, whether or not they are our favourites.