Robert Anderson (IceLandElf) wrote:
Hey guys, this is only my second week in Aikido. I love it. Any ways, I know the 3 or 4 different ways of grabing some ones wrists/hands have a name. What is this name, also, does any one know of a webpage that shows how each grab is done so I can practice it at home? Im pritty sure I have to master thease before I could ever hope to be good at Aikido moves. Thanks,
I'm not much further down the road then you, so take with a grain of salt : -
The basic ones I know of (yoseikan) are
(1) Katate dori (Jun) - one hand hold, same side (your left grabs his left)
(2) Katate dori (Dosoku) - as above, except your left grabs his right
(3) Katate dori (Gyaku) - opposite grip. Kinda hard to explain. Sort of looks like the way gentlemen would escort ladies strolling along the prominade in the 1930's. ;-) Anyone?
(4)Katate dori (Ryote) - both of your hands grab his one hand. (two on one in wrestling parlance). Like holding a baseball bat.
(5) As above, except one hand on each of his wrists. (one on one)
Then wrist grabs from behind (ushiro katate dori etc)
"Aikido in the dynamic sphere" (O. Ratti) is a good book for all this. Online, you could search for above terms?