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03-25-2013, 04:41 PM
I'm in the midst of a long debate regarding these forms - What are the differences between these two throws? I feel Kokyu nage is more continuous than Aiki nage.... Am I right in thinking Kokyu nage is more leading and Aiki nage more entering? If so can i now tell my friend to shut up.... :)

03-25-2013, 05:17 PM
In Takemusu Aikido, I believe that Saito demonstrates around 80 different versions of kokyu nage. Some are pretty direct and entering, others very definitly requires leading. Sokumen Iriminage is classified as kokyu nage in some styles. Which kind of kokyu nage are you refering to?

Short answer: It depends.

03-25-2013, 06:24 PM
Most of the names in aikido are pretty arbitrary. They are mostly an attempt by the teacher to describe the technique, rather than a formal name. So, really, the difference is whatever the person using the terms wants it to be. One person's aiki-nage is another person's kokyu-nage.