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AIKIDO
  

Aikido kanji

Aikido Glossary of Attacks

ATTACKS

Ai Hanmi: Uke and nage have the same foot forward. (right & right or left & left)

Gyaku Hanmi: Uke and nage have the opposite foot forward. (right & left or left & right)

Suwari Waza: Nage and uke both start in the kneeling position (shikko).

Tachi Waza: Nage and Uke start standing. (do not confuse with Tachi Tori - taking the bokken away)

Hanmi Handachi: Nage is kneeling and uke attacks from a standing position.

Tori : Grabs
  • Katate Tori: Uke grabs nage's wrist with one hand.
  • Gyaku Hanmi Katate Tori: Uke grabs the opposite wrist of nage with one hand. ( right on left or left on right)
  • Ai Hanmi Katate Tori: A cross hand grab of uke's wrist. (right on right or left on left)
  • Morote Tori: Uke grabs one of nage's wrists with both hands.
  • Ryote Tori: Uke grabs each of nage's wrists with both hands.
  • Kata Tori: Uke grabs one of nage's shoulders with one hand. (a same side grab)
  • Ryo Kata Tori: Uke grabs both of nage's shoulders from the front.
  • Mune Tori: Uke grabs nage's lapel (chest level) from the front with one hand.
  • Eri Tori: Uke grabs nage's collar (neck level) from the front with one hand.
  • Hiji Tori: Uke grabs nage's elbow with one hand.
  • Ryo Hiji Tori: Uke grabs both of nage's elbows.
  • Okuri Erijime: Uke grabs nage's throat with both hands from the front.
  • Juji Jime: Uke grabs nage's upper lapels with both hands with arms crossed.(choke hold)
Uchi : Strikes
  • Tsuki: Uke throws a punch at nage's midsection.
  • Mune Tsuki: Uke throws a punch at nage's solar plexus.
  • Gamen Tsuki: Uke throws a punch at nage's head.
  • Shomen Uchi: Uke makes an overhead and open-handed strike with the blade of the hand(tegatana) toward nage's forehead.
  • Yokomen Uchi: Uke makes an open handed strike with the tegatana to the side of nage's head.
  • Gyaku Yokomen Uchi: Uke makes a backhand strike with the tegatana to the side of nage's head.
  • Kata Tori Men Uchi: Uke grabs one of nage's shoulders and makes an open handed strike to nage's head with the other hand.
Ushiro : From Behind
  • Ushiro Te Kubi Tori: Uke grabs both of nage's wrists from behind. (also Ushiro Ryote Tori)
  • Ushiro Ryo Kata Tori: Uke grabs both of nage's shoulders from behind.
  • Ushiro Ryo Hiji Tori: Uke grabs both of nage's elbows from behind.
  • Ushiro Katate Jime: Uke grabs one of nage's wrists and one lapel from behind.
  • Ushiro Kubi Shime: Uke grabs one of nage's wrists and the collar from behind for a choke hold.
  • Ushiro Hadaka Jime: Uke grabs nage's throat with both hands from behind.
  • Ushiro Hagai Jime: Uke grabs nage in a bearhug from behind.
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