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Effective Aikido: Leading An Overhead Strike Into A Head Control Technique and Throw


(Shomen-uchi Kokyu-Nage Hansha Tenkan) By Roy Y. Suenaka Sensei and Christopher Watson Editor’s Note: FightingArts.com is pleased to offer the second in a series of articles titled “Effective Aikido,” by Master Roy Suenaka and Christopher Watson. Suenaka Sensei, founder of Suenaka-ha Tetsugaku-ho Wadokai Aikido, is one of contemporary aikido’s premier […]

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A Glimpse Of Old Karate From Hohan Soken


By Christopher Caile Suenaka executes an elbow technique to Christopher Caile’s jaw in demonstrating a close quarter technique that Hohan Soken taught him. I am a student of Seido Karate under Kaicho Tadashi Nakamura in New York City. But I am a karate historical buff too, so I am always […]

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Complete Aikido Aikido Kyohan: The Definitive Guide to the Way of Harmony Complete Aikido Aikido Kyohan: The Definitive Guide to the Way of Harmony


Roy Suenaka and Christopher Watson Tuttle Press, $19.95 ISBN 0-8048-3140-8 This is the first and welcome book by Roy Suenaka, an early pioneer of American aikido with impressive credentials: he studied both under aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba O’Sensei, as well as Koichi Tohei. Karate-ka will also find the book interesting […]

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Effective Aikido: Defense and Wrist Technique Against A Middle Punch


(Mune-tsuki kote-gaeshi hansha tenkan) By Roy Y. Suenaka Sensei and Christopher Watson Although Aikido is often translated as “the way of spiritual harmony” (ai = harmony, ki = energy/spirit, and do = way), it is by design an effective method of self-defense. Many aikido teachers and schools, however, have so […]

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Articles about Wadokai


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Effective Aikido: Defense & Wrist Technique Against A Middle Punch – fightingarts.com Roy Suenaka – Wikipedia Complete Aikido Aikido Kyohan: The Definitive Guide to the Way of Harmony – fightingarts.com The Encyclopedia of Aikido – AikidoJournal.com A Glimpse Of Old Karate From Hohan Soken – fightingarts.com A Half Century Of […]

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