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VIDEO FROM MONADNOCK AIKIKAI
TACHI-WAZA
Chris's 5th kyu exam is comprised of tachi-waza (standing) techniques. These are the core aikido techniques, and they reflect a foundation of movements that contain elements of sword, staff, and knife defenses. Aikido techniques have a component of weapons training that is integrated into the study of the basic techniques. In this clip, John provides ukemi.

 




 
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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