Thread: Gokyo or Rokyo?
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Old 08-16-2002, 06:48 AM   #3
Dojo: Aikido of Cincinnati/Huron Valley Aikikai
Location: Somerset Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 794
Gokyo is like ikkyo or nikkyo with a change in the grip (uke has a tanto) and the take away is on the mat with ukes hand moved close up to the shoulder and a slight press down on the elbow to release (very painful and can break if done hard). Rokkyo is against the elbow, straight down. Uke ends up moving to the back of nage slightly. Wish I could draw a picture of it to explain it better, but the best image I can think of is that rokkyo works against a straight elbow with uke ending up face down onto the mat with hips up (or at least the way I end up-which isn't necessarily right).
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