Aikido

The Way of Spiritual Harmony

Aikido
Iaido

The Way of the sword

Iaido
Judo

The Gentle Way

Judo
Karatedo

The Way of the Empty Hand

Karate
Culture

Cultural Matters

Japanese Cultural Matters

Aikido Training Details

Nage-waza (Throwing Technique)

The basics of Aikido involve moving off-line from that of any would be attacker, thus displacing their balance leading to technique.

Osae-waza (Immobilisation Techniques)

Aikido first requires you to be attacked, either by being grabbed by the wrist, clothing, etc or by an attempted hit, punch or other strike. This leads to technique being applied to the person making the attack. The techniques fall into several different categories ranging from basic Ikkyo, through to the more subtle techniques of Kokyu-waza or breath techniques.