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VIDEO FROM MONADNOCK AIKIKAI
SUWARI-WAZA
Suwari-waza, techniques are based on seiza, the formal style of sitting in Japanese culture. Suwari-waza is itself a technique for studying the movement behind the basic standing techniques. Suwari-waza are usually included in exams from 4th kyu and above. This video clip shows the suwari-waza section of Dan'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