How to Escape a Katate Dori (wrist Hold) in Iwama Ryu Aikido?

Answer This can be done anywhere, anytime and it's a very simple, yet effective self-defense technique.

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How to Do a Katate Dori in Aikido?

The move Katate Dori means a wrist hold/grab. This is the attack/initiation in any technique. This can be performed in Gyaku Hamni (opposite foot forward), or Ai hamni (same foot forward)

How to Enter an Iwama Ryu Dojo?

Iwama was a small village north of Tokyo where the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba lived and formed his art later called aikido. The student that spent the greatest amount of years learning dire... Read More »

How to Put on an Aikido Gi?

It's three minutes until your aikido class, you've forgotten how to put on your dogi. To avoid this situation, print off this page and have it with your aikido gi.

How to Learn Aikido Online?

Aikido is one of the best methods of self-defense, and one of the most difficult to master. Learning in person from a sensei (teacher) in a dojo (school) is ideal. But with determination, mindfulne... Read More »