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Old 06-27-2006, 01:47 AM   #1
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What is you're favorite technique?

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?


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Mine is Shiho Nage >>> I haven't clearly thought of why yet, but I'll get back with an answer on this.
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:40 AM   #2
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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)
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:50 AM   #3
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

My favourite technique is the one that works of course.

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Old 06-27-2006, 03:28 AM   #4
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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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.

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

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Old 06-27-2006, 01:02 PM   #5
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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.
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:37 PM   #6
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

This might not sound right, but my favorite technique is ringing the bell. In gassho
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:55 PM   #7
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

Shomenuchi iriminage.

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

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Old 06-27-2006, 02:04 PM   #8
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

Sumi Otoshi........gotta love the "dropping them in the hole" feeling.
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:40 PM   #9
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:33 PM   #10
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

Kote Hineri/ Tenkai Kote Hineri with a Kote Mawashi tie-in...

Instantaneous stopper..
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:16 PM   #11
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Got to be kotegaeshi put on to the side, instead of straight down
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:00 PM   #12
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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Sumi Otoshi........gotta love the "dropping them in the hole" feeling.
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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.
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:01 PM   #13
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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
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:48 PM   #14
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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.
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:16 PM   #15
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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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.

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Old 06-28-2006, 12:15 AM   #16
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

You know, my fave technique right now is iriminage. But during freestyle, I do an awful lot of kaitennage.

Interesting.....

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Old 06-28-2006, 01:33 AM   #17
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

I have to confess... I love shihonage for reasons of vanity...

ok ok i know its thats not right,

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!
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:43 AM   #18
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:00 PM   #19
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

I couldnt tell you, because I dont know the names of anything we practice.

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Old 06-28-2006, 11:31 PM   #20
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Koshi, I guess.
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Old 06-29-2006, 05:32 AM   #21
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

Hiya suto has been one of my current favs along with iriminage
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:15 AM   #22
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Koshi, I guess.
Was my guess too, although I wouldn't put it past the ubiquitous kokyunage either
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:56 AM   #23
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

I'm really into sumiotoshi these days.
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Old 06-29-2006, 01:18 PM   #24
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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?
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:35 PM   #25
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Re: What is you're favorite technique?

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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!

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