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Old 04-22-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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Favourite technique in Aikido?

Hey Whats everyones favourite technique in aikido and why? My personal fav would b tenchinage or kokyu nage!
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

For me, it's gotta be 'Suwari waza kokyo ho'.

(if it IS called that! Sitting close together, in seiza, partner holding both my wrists, and with the power of ki (and a little twist of my own ) he falls to one side.)

Simple reason, it's one of the few techniques I can remember the name of, and also...Im middle aged, fairly out of shape, and when the instructor says it, I immediately know the hour is almost up and my body can at last have a rest!
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

kotegaeshi for me please
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Old 04-22-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

I personally love iriminage. It's a very flexible technique.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:08 PM   #5
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

my personal fave would have to be tenchinage or sankyo. because, with tenchinage it just flows so well, and u can do it from like anything. its very fun. and sanyko is quick and straight to the point and u can also do it from any attack
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Kotegaeshi followed by Koshinage!

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Old 04-22-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Whichever chooses me in the moment.

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Old 04-22-2007, 01:40 PM   #8
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Shiho nage is like an old friend to me, so I'm always glad to see it.
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:07 PM   #9
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Kotegaeshi for me, please.

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Old 04-22-2007, 02:08 PM   #10
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Sadistic wrist snappers!
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:23 PM   #11
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

yea i know, sankyo is just good like that !
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:33 PM   #12
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Quote:
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Shiho nage is like an old friend to me, so I'm always glad to see it.
Yup. Me too.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:14 PM   #13
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

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Whichever chooses me in the moment.
Agreed, but if I had to choose one it would be rokkyo.

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Old 04-22-2007, 07:18 PM   #14
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Agreed, but if I had to choose one it would be rokkyo.
I choose not to choose.

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Old 04-22-2007, 07:59 PM   #15
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Bear with him, he's on a philosophical roll...
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:59 PM   #16
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Maeotoshi!
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:12 PM   #17
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Tenchinage is a beautiful technique, but ikkajo (ikkyo) is a tried and true pal.

I do like iriminage, but we're still only at the flirting stage.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:31 PM   #18
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

It would have to be Sankyo for me esp. being in law enforcement. Seems to put itself right into place. Then it would have to be Karame Nage (sp). Before I learned the name we called it that cool looking commando take down. It's like shihonage on steroids.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:19 AM   #19
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Yea.......I'm gonna have to go ahead and say kotegaishi, I mean c'mon, a seven year old can do it!

To speak ill of anything is against the nature of Aikido
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:36 AM   #20
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

The one that always pops up naturally in more "disorganised" jiyuwaza for me: Rokkyo.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:27 AM   #21
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

I think irmi nage. It can be done with gross motor action which always made me feel it was the technique I was most likely to be able to pull off during adrenalin dump.

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Old 04-23-2007, 06:27 AM   #22
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

When people ask me this question, I always think of Go Rin No Sho, where Musashi says, effectively, "you shouldn't have favourites".

However, not having reached that enlightened state, my favourite technique is either tenchinage or kotegaishi (I'm not just unenlightened, I'm indecisive).

And for armed combat:

Quote:
My weapons of choice are:

The kusari-gama
The tetsubo

and, due to my enthusiasm for things of a piratical nature:

The banjo

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

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Old 04-23-2007, 08:45 AM   #23
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

I'd say my favourites are (at the moment anyway) shihonage and tenchinage although I don't think I could name a least favourite.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:03 AM   #24
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

Iriminage.

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:04 AM   #25
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Re: Favourite technique in Aikido?

I find this an impossible question to answer (the way I look at training today). I work hard not to choose a 'technique' and I can't really prefer one right now.

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