It is interesting to break down these techniques. The kanji would be much help to get a more literal translation.
Happoken no kata - 8 sword movements
I have no idea what "sambo" means
Nigiri gaeshi - two cut turn away
BTW, Hijikudaki literally means "elbow crusher" and can be likened to rokkyo in some styles.
Of course, I could be way off base.
I find it interesting how different terminology for the same techniques can be so...well...different.
Just another thing that adds flavor to our Aikido.
Last edited by MikeE : 02-05-2003 at 09:02 AM.