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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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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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