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shadowedge
06-27-2006, 01:47 AM
:) I just happened to be curious...

Aikido has come a long way, and there are so many techniques, and so many variations

and situations differ upon which they're applied....

With all this in mind, it might be intresting to see from all of you... what IS your favorite technique? and why?


________

Mine is Shiho Nage >>> I haven't clearly thought of why yet, but I'll get back with an answer on this. :D

wayneth
06-27-2006, 02:40 AM
Hi
I don't think that I have a favorite technique to do just for the fun of it or any reason along those lines. But I do have techniques from which I like to learn from; these being any form of Kokyu-Ho or Kokyu-Ho Nage, Shiho Nage and also Ikkyo. Because I find that these are the basics of Aikido which I think Kanetsuka Sensei is stressing to learn thoroughly (I think so anyway)
Wayne

Yann Golanski
06-27-2006, 02:50 AM
My favourite technique is the one that works of course.

xuzen
06-27-2006, 03:28 AM
With all this in mind, it might be intresting to see from all of you... what IS your favorite technique? and why?
All the atemi-waza, some sutemi-waza, a little kansetsu-waza mix it with a little uki-waza, stir, shake and you got a perfect tokui-waza.

Mine is Shiho Nage >>> I haven't clearly thought of why yet, but I'll get back with an answer on this. :D
Shiho-nage is many people's favourite. I find that it is one of the few techniques that is applicable in all situation. Yeah, definitely in my tokui-waza (Most favoured technique list).

Boon.

Justin Azevedo
06-27-2006, 01:02 PM
I'll throw my two cents in for shihonage, as well. It's an easily applicable technique for me, since I'm on the shorter side, but it has enough subtlety and nuance that I find myself relearning it every time I try it.

My favorite technique to take ukemi for is kotegaeshi. I find that I have a lot of fun putting a fair amount of sincerity in my tsuki or shomenuchi and feeling how effortlessly all of that energy gets redirected to the mat when the technique is applied just right.

Mark Uttech
06-27-2006, 01:37 PM
This might not sound right, but my favorite technique is ringing the bell. In gassho

Karen Wolek
06-27-2006, 01:55 PM
Shomenuchi iriminage.

My current fave. That could change, though. But right now, I looooooooooooooove doing that one!

Lan Powers
06-27-2006, 02:04 PM
Sumi Otoshi........gotta love the "dropping them in the hole" feeling.
regards
Lan

Eric Webber
06-27-2006, 02:40 PM
Presently irimi nage, b/c you can get to it from so many different positions, apply a choke from it, gently let you partner down or put some "whose your daddy" on it, turn it into a koshi nage, can manifest it with minimal or no attack and still get the desired effect with great results. Will probably change my mind in a week, but for now, that's my opinion.

mickeygelum
06-27-2006, 04:33 PM
Kote Hineri/ Tenkai Kote Hineri with a Kote Mawashi tie-in... :eek:

Instantaneous stopper.. ;)

AikiD
06-27-2006, 05:16 PM
Got to be kotegaeshi put on to the side, instead of straight down

Aikiscott
06-27-2006, 06:00 PM
Sumi Otoshi........gotta love the "dropping them in the hole" feeling.
regards
Lan
Yep love the feeling of Sumi Otoshi, especialy with a nice tenkan at the beginning. Also Ude Kime Nage is a nice one as well.

TigerJK
06-27-2006, 07:01 PM
Aww man so many (thousands) do I have to choose one???

Well now that my sensei worked out the kinks in my movements, it's gotta be either shihonage or iriminage or sokumen iriminage. Just fun to do!

to watch? Heel Palms haha

dan guthrie
06-27-2006, 10:48 PM
Shomen uchi rokkyo with a bokken. It seems so natural to me. We've only done it a few times in weapons class but it's easily my number one favorite.
I especially like the "pleading" hands reaching for uke's wrist at the beginning.

Absolutely least favorite is any kind of irimi nage mostly because I stink at it.

DCP
06-27-2006, 11:16 PM
Presently irimi nage, b/c you can get to it from so many different positions, apply a choke from it, gently let you partner down or put some "whose your daddy" on it, turn it into a koshi nage, can manifest it with minimal or no attack and still get the desired effect with great results. Will probably change my mind in a week, but for now, that's my opinion.

Me too! Me too!

I find my body wanting to do irimi nage whenever I get the chance to do freestyle or I mess up another technique. It's also cool because it can be very martial or "fluffy" depending on the situation.

Karen Wolek
06-28-2006, 12:15 AM
You know, my fave technique right now is iriminage. But during freestyle, I do an awful lot of kaitennage.

Interesting.....

shadowedge
06-28-2006, 01:33 AM
:p I have to confess... I love shihonage for reasons of vanity...

ok ok i know its thats not right, :confused:

but still, its Fun to do, I don't stink at it, and particularly love the 4 direction variation on the movement... and most of all... when executed right, It looks so awesome! :D

seank
06-28-2006, 08:43 AM
I'd love to know what my current favourite is...

We were running through a couple of hours of Jiyu Waza last week; I projected away one uke and turned to immediately find another uke right in my face...

I stepped inside his yokomen uchi strike and did something between an irimi-nage and a koshinage; hand sliding up over his shoulder leading his head (irimi nage type technique) and stepping through with the hip with something like a koshinage... ultra cool and very very effective... only to be told by sensei that I would not be allowed to use it in my upcoming grading :(

Mike Hamer
06-28-2006, 07:00 PM
I couldnt tell you, because I dont know the names of anything we practice.

kaishaku
06-28-2006, 11:31 PM
Koshi, I guess.

Bryant Watson
06-29-2006, 05:32 AM
Hiya suto has been one of my current favs along with iriminage :D

seank
06-29-2006, 08:15 AM
Koshi, I guess.

Was my guess too, although I wouldn't put it past the ubiquitous kokyunage either ;)

Amelia Smith
06-29-2006, 10:56 AM
I'm really into sumiotoshi these days.

TigerJK
06-29-2006, 01:18 PM
I couldnt tell you, because I dont know the names of anything we practice.

Nothing wrong with that, but you could give us a description no?

billybob
06-29-2006, 02:35 PM
Kote Hineri/ Tenkai Kote Hineri with a Kote Mawashi tie-in...

Can anyone translate the above for me? I don't know those.

My favorite is a bastard technique, of course!

Kaiten Nage when you have the arm like normal and grab lapel instead of getting behind the head, wait I'm not done!, and if you pivot right uke does this big flip with no effort!

Yeah!

dave

Mike Hamer
06-29-2006, 02:43 PM
Nothing wrong with that, but you could give us a description no?


Alright :)


Uke (attacker right?) grabs my wrist. I keep my hand open. I move down with my center while turning his wrist (still open handed) and simutaniously moving my free hand into position forming a torque point for turning his arm. I turn my hips as I bring uke's arm around me, executing the throw with a sword slashing motion.

Thats the best I can describe my fav so far.

Ron Tisdale
06-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Was that sumi otoshi? Sounds like it. Do a google search on images and a bunch of different versions will pop up.

Best,
Ron

TigerJK
06-29-2006, 04:22 PM
tsumi otoshi isn't on this chart:
http://www.aikiweb.com/wiki/reference

can you see what technique matches it in other Aikido groups?

Alright :)


Uke (attacker right?) grabs my wrist. I keep my hand open. I move down with my center while turning his wrist (still open handed) and simutaniously moving my free hand into position forming a torque point for turning his arm. I turn my hips as I bring uke's arm around me, executing the throw with a sword slashing motion.

Thats the best I can describe my fav so far.

the closest thing I can think of with my currently fried brain is one of the iriminage

Mark Freeman
06-29-2006, 05:58 PM
Alright :)


Uke (attacker right?) grabs my wrist. I keep my hand open. I move down with my center while turning his wrist (still open handed) and simutaniously moving my free hand into position forming a torque point for turning his arm. I turn my hips as I bring uke's arm around me, executing the throw with a sword slashing motion.

Thats the best I can describe my fav so far.

reads like it could be a form of ikkyo to me Mikel, but it's alot easier to give something a name when you see it done ;) . In the end the names of techniques are all descriptions of the same thing. The simple or the complicated, they are just the practice of trying to find the aiki of the moment.

regards,

Mark

JamesDavid
06-29-2006, 10:01 PM
Sokumen iriminage with a strong hiji atemi to the head. Sorry for the violence but I cant help it, I am YoshiOrc.

Mike Hamer
06-29-2006, 10:44 PM
reads like it could be a form of ikkyo to me Mikel, but it's alot easier to give something a name when you see it done ;) . In the end the names of techniques are all descriptions of the same thing. The simple or the complicated, they are just the practice of trying to find the aiki of the moment.

regards,

Mark


Sounds like it Mark, I just read the Aikiwiki on Ikkyo and it described a sword slashing movment, and controlling the body through turning the elbow.


Today I practiced a new technique, It was for when you are grabbed (same hand) and from there using a footwork we learned.....(starts with a T?) to do a 180, take your attackers arm and cut downwards with it, spinning them around, from that point you take your free hand from below, extending it into the attackers chin to throw them off balance, and then following through with another step, but keeping your arm extended! (Sensei stressed this lol) :uch:

Lucy Smith
06-29-2006, 11:31 PM
My favorite at the moment is katate dori ikkyo. It's the one I feel more confident doing, and the one I think I do best, without hesitation or big mistakes. I also enjoy doing it, and taking uke off balance is very easy. Yokomen uchi shihonage is also a good one.
I hate all iriminages, I'm terrible at them as nage, and have a hard time as uke too, especially with Sensei, he puts his hip in the way of my fall and I can't fall well so I end up falling with the side of my body to the floor which hurts and is frustrating. God I HATE iriminages. And my hair gets messed up. Sheesh do I hate iriminage.

CNYMike
06-30-2006, 01:08 AM
:) I just happened to be curious...

Aikido has come a long way, and there are so many techniques, and so many variations

and situations differ upon which they're applied....

With all this in mind, it might be intresting to see from all of you... what IS your favorite technique? and why?


________

Mine is Shiho Nage >>> I haven't clearly thought of why yet, but I'll get back with an answer on this. :D


I'm very comfortable with Shiho-nage, too. I don't know why, but whenever we cycle back to that one, I feel like I'm saying "Hi" to an old friend.

Ron Tisdale
06-30-2006, 09:25 AM
Mikel, are you in a Yoshokai or Yoshinkan dojo? The "T" movement you describe is often associated with sokumen iriminage (side step in throw) in those styles.

Best,
Ron

Jess McDonald
07-04-2006, 01:51 PM
:D Hi everyone! I haven't been in the loop, as they say, for too long but I always enjoy tecniques with very little footwork. Ikkyo is always cool and I feel POWERFUL but anything that doesn't make me lose my balance is sweet. You know my least favorite? It's the one where you somehow get your arm extended under their throat and drag them around through this elaborate dance until you finally throw their a#@$%. What's up with the dragging? Just throw the guy already. Plus half the time I'm usually half thrown with uke; obviously I need practice. Anyhoo, Bye! :o

billybob
07-05-2006, 03:53 PM
It's the one where you somehow get your arm extended under their throat and drag them around through this elaborate dance until you finally throw their a#@$%. What's up with the dragging? Just throw the guy already.

Jess - you are not alone. We call this 'classic irimi nage' (please no emails!)

I have this Old tendency to load for a hip throw when I have balance that way. It's tough, to do the 'elaborate dance' you describe. I know that it is really supposed to be catching an attempted escape by a savvy uke, but that ain't the way it usually plays.

Try this - From behind grab the close shoulder with one hand, pull down, pivot. When they step out of it - change direction through the weak point where they need a third leg and don't have it. I find that doing the technique with one hand shorts out my Judo thug tendencies!

dave

Hardware
07-06-2006, 07:13 AM
Why I love Kote Gaeshi.

Picture yourself on a battelfield a few centuries in the past. You've fallen off your horse and lost your ken. An enemy samurai in full armour advances towards you with his katana raised in a shomen giri attack. You time his movement correctly, step to the side and grasp his wrist and sword handle, execute kote gaeshi, take him to the ground and disarm him in one fluid motion. His armour hasn't helped the vulnerability of his wrist.

Ken attacks, straight punches or even edged weapon strikes (tanto, boxcutters, etc) can be countered with kote gaeshi - or variants thereof. It can even be used to disarm someone with a handgun.

'Tis my favourite technique, by far!

shadowedge
07-07-2006, 04:03 AM
Why I love Kote Gaeshi.

Ken attacks, straight punches or even edged weapon strikes (tanto, boxcutters, etc) can be countered with kote gaeshi - or variants thereof. It can even be used to disarm someone with a handgun.

'Tis my favourite technique, by far!


great technique indeed.... I recall some of the first Aikido moves Ive seen Segal do in his movies is Kote Gaeshi against a gun... :p

Michael Douglas
07-09-2006, 03:55 PM
I like Nickyo.
Unless your victim is familiar with defending it, its a
high percentage success against resistance.

graham
07-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Gotta be ikkyo.

It just feel very... natural.