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List of Aikido Techniques with Instructions
Listed below are a wide variety of Aikido techniques (i.e. elbow control, throws, pinning, etc.). This Japanese martial arts has hundreds of different techniques and combinations. Nevertheless, we have tried to list a number of the most common basic techniques and/or well-known techniques used in Aikido and provide you with instructional videos for these techniques. However, be aware that the names for some techniques can vary by school. You will also find many of these techniques used in Aikido katas. For basic Jo techniques, please visit the Aikido Jo Suburi section.
The information on these pages and videos are meant to reinforce and supplement the instruction given at your Aikido classes. To properly understand these techniques, you need to learn them from an Aikido instructor who can provide you with an in-depth explanation of the technique, help correct your mistakes, answer your questions and detail how the technique should be utilized.
Section supported by Aikido books
Basic Aikido Techniques
Other Important Basic Aikido Exercises - According to Traditional Aikido of Sonoma, "O'Sensei once said that a student could learn all the basics of aikido if he practiced just three techniques: tai-no-henko, morotedori-kokyuho, and suwariwaza-kokyuho".
Nage Waza - Aikido Throws
Tekubi Waza - Aikido Wrist Techniques
Hiji Waza - Aikido Elbow Techniques
Uki Waza - Aikido Floating Techniques
Aikido Deflections & Parries
Atemi Waza - Aikido Striking Techniques
Aikido Choking Techniques
Aikido Defenses Against Chokes
Aikido Ushiro Waza - Defenses Against Rear Attacks
Defenses Against Punches or Knife Hand Strikes
Defenses Against Kicks
Defenses Against Grabs
Aikido Ukemi - Aikido Falling Techniques
Aikido Warm-Up Exercises
Miscellaneous Aikido Techniques
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