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Martial Arts training techniques

Martial Arts training techniques


Traditionally, martial arts were identified as fighting arts that originated in Asia. However, as the understanding of martial arts has expanded, combative arts created outside of Asia began to be labeled as martial arts. Martial arts techniques come in many shapes and sizes. There are empty-hand techniques during which the practitioner does not have a weapon. Theses generally…


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Aikido Sword techniques

Aikido Sword techniques


Bill Gleason sensei is the chief instructor at Shobu Aikido of Boston and currently holds a 6th dan. This article was first printed in the Shobu Aikido Aiki News newsletter (May 2001, Vol 2, No. 2) and is reprinted with permission. When the founder passed away in 1969, sword training at the Honbu dojo in Japan ceased to exist as a part of the regular curriculum. At that time…


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Aiki Jujutsu techniques

Aiki Jujutsu techniques


Aikijujutsu is any jujutsu discipline that focuses on the Japanese principle of “aiki, ” in which a practitioner blends with and defeats an opponent by using one’s internal energy (ki or chi). Various schools of jujutsu and aikijujutsu can trace their lineage back to daito-ryu. Conflicting stories state that either Shinra Saburo Minamoto (1045-1127) or a doctor Yoshimitsu in…


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Aikido bokken techniques

Aikido bokken techniques


Although I have not practiced aikido, I have some experience in kendo and can tentatively offer an answer. In the school I was in, we used to practice a multitude of suburi (sword swings). In most of them, the jodan-no-kamae stance is assumed prior to striking. This sounds a lot like the stance your teacher is using. In this stance, your sword is placed in the optimal position…


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Aikido self Defense techniques

Aikido self Defense techniques


Aikido is an incredible martial art with awesome self defense theories and applications. Unfortunately, many functional self defense and martial arts practitioners have overlooked aikido and consider it to be ineffective, primarily due to unrealistic training in a majority of schools. But doing so is a mistake. With realistic training, the unique principles and techniques of…


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Jujutsu techniques

Jujutsu techniques


Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, modified judo and traditional Japanese jujutsu to create the art. It contains stand-up maneuvers, but it is most famous for its devastating ground-fighting techniques…


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Advanced Aikido techniques

Advanced Aikido techniques


Your training is your own responsibility. No one is going to take you by the hand and lead you to proficiency in Aikido. In particular, it is not the responsibility of the instructor or senior students to see to it that you learn anything. Part of Aikido training is learning to observe effectively. Before asking for help, therefore, you should first try to figure the technique…


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Aikido basic techniques

Aikido basic techniques


List of Aikido Techniques with Instructions Listed below are a wide variety of Aikido techniques (i.e. elbow control, throws, pinning, etc.). This Japanese martial arts has hundreds of different techniques and combinations. Nevertheless, we have tried to list a number of the most common basic techniques and/or well-known techniques used in Aikido and provide you with instructional…


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Yoshinkan Aikido techniques

Yoshinkan Aikido techniques


Q: Why should you study Yoshinkan Aikido? A: Yoshinkan Aikido training is aimed at developing and cultivating three important aspects of your life: Health, Confidence and Happiness. Heath Aikido training has a beneficial effect on ones health. All our lessons begin with traditional Japanese exercises that are aimed at loosening stiff muscles, increasing join flexibility, and…


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