Kaeshi waza – Counter techniques. The presented counter techniques are only a small selection of options within the plurality of counter-attacking, and have no. Irimi Nage No Kaeshi Waza. Sections. Instructions to teachers · Organisation · Editorial · Columns · Principles · Saito sensei’s method · Kajo · O Sensei’s. Kaeshi Waza The counter techniques must only be taught when the student has acquired a good knowledge of all the **basic techniques**, ie approximately at.

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When you raise the shinai to strike, the point goes up and forward rather than up and back. If we provide a counter-movement that kaehsi-waza in proportion to the speed of the opponent’s throw approach too fast, the opponent has not yet been “put into it” in the throw and could with a relatively safe standing, prevent our counter-technique.

One effective way is to practice oji waza was taught by Chiba sensei. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This last point applies equally to drills and to jigeiko and shiai. The counterpart is the most effective response to an attack, because the actions of the opponent can be converted directly into our own victory. Aikido, a martial art or an art of peace? Most kendoka have had the experience when making a well-timed dou strike, of hearing the dull crunch of shinai against muscle and bone kaeshi-waa of the expected crack of bamboo against lacquer, or Yamato material.

Each makes either a men or kote attack, either at random or the group in front attacks men and the group behind kote.

On the other hand, it is also wrong to start a counter throw as quickly as possible. The class forms groups of between five and nine.

The first two techniques are old favourites, probably because raising the shinai to deflect or block a downward cut is relatively easy for a smaller person against a taller opponent. Ki wo korosu — equals seme. This plus kaeshk-waza session that I ran in the dojo this week on ojiwaza invigorated my interest in exploring the subject a little more. The challenge for most of us though is not to understand the theory but to put it into practice.

Skip to kaeeshi-waza content. It is for example on the left leg standing, the right kaesui-waza steps one ahead. Any attempt to teach them too early would risk confusing a practitioner whose understanding of Aikido is still recent.


Nevertheless I am going to point out what does not work when making oji techniques:. This type of behaviour is not limited to dou and is not just reserved for shiai. Our normal reaction is to blame ourselves for hitting off target, but in many cases it is our opponent who is at fault for pulling his elbows down to kaesbi-waza side to avoid being hit.

The true martial kaaeshi-waza goal is not to become stronger than one’s opponent but to find in that opponent a way to realize harmony. I also do from time to time come into contact with shorter opponents, kaeshi-waaza it is worth keeping in reserve for these rare occasions. You make him attack and take the opportunity kafshi-waza destroy his technique and beat him with your own. There is no enemy anymore kaeshi-wazs such, but an opportunity offered to reach unified ki.

This relates to striking before your opponent does, as he starts to strike and finally after he starts his attack. Waza wo korosu — This covers the whole range kaeshi-wasa oji waza. I often see what should be suriage men turn into debana men. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Irimi Nage No Kaeshi Waza. Aikido is not a sportit is a martial art which laws takemusu are in harmony with the laws of the universe. Using the sansappo to order techniques in this way helps me to put them into a framework, but there are a number of other useful ways to understand the theory of timing and opportunity.

Irimi Nage No Kaeshi Waza Kaeshi Waza The counter techniques must only be taught when the student has acquired a good knowledge of all the basic techniquesie approximately at 3rd dan level. Everyone takes a turn as motodachi and the rest of the group are split into two smaller groups one facing him and one behind.

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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. If the opponents supposing an opportunity now kaeshi-wazq to do O soto gari, we turn to the left, pulls back the attacked leg and throws the opponent even with O soto gari.


Studying them allows the practitioner to understand his place in the universe. Peace is a balance between a human kaeshi-wasa and the world around him. Reasons for regularly working on a wide repertoire of techniques are numerous.

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Some fighters tend in certain competition situations to a wait tactic with the intention to counter the opponent when he starts his favorite technique. User account User login User logout. Which you use depends on how advanced his attack is before you strike.

I see many kenshi busily blocking attacks to dou, men and kote in their normal keiko as if the objective of their practice is not to be hit, rather than making successful strikes themselves. Peace is a balance between a human being and the world around him.

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What is Traditional Aikido? Studying them allows the practitioner to understand his place in the universe. So if you block on omote you return the kaesui-waza to ura and vice versa. When shinai tips move backwards, postures often crumble and it is if you are rolling yourself into a ball like a frightened hedgehog.

The presented counter techniques are only a small selection of options within the plurality of counter-attacking, and have no right to be complete. Each techniques helps understand all the others.

User account User login User logout. You have to practice counter techniques as good as attack techniques. Kendo, A Comprehensive Guide. A wait-fighting 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: At the risk of confusing readers, one of kadshi-waza biggest problems we encounter in ojiwaza practice drills is in starting your counter attack before the opponent starts his strike.

Ken wo korosu — kill the 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.