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VIDEO FROM MONADNOCK AIKIKAI
SUWARI-WAZA
Suwari-waza, or seated techniques, are common in 4th-kyu-and-above exams. They are based on seiza, the formal style of sitting in Japanese culture. They themselves are techniques for studying the movements underlying their standing counterparts. This clip was taken during John's 4th kyu exam.

 




 
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Calligraphy Scroll with Image of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba

“To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is Aikido."

Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido