– idori : shite and uke working in knee
– hanza handachi : shite is kneeling, uke standing
– tachiai : both are standing
– ushirodori : uke attacks shite from the rear (standing).
Three areas that make up the Aikijujutsu:
- Jujutsu: unarmed techniques; method of relying primarily on atemi.
- Aikijujutsu: unarmed techniques; method of combining the jujutsu with aiki concepts.
- Aikinojutsu: unarmed techniques; method of replying mainly aiki concepts .
Teaching is also divided in three levels of depth and ability:
- SHODEN : the teaching of base (Oku-iri/Mokuroku).
- CHUDEN : the median teaching (Menkyo Shihan).
- SOUDEN : the superior teaching (Menkyo Okuden/Menkyo Kaiden).
Outline of Aikijujutsu Curriculum
All techniques are taught with self-defense applications in mind. The intension is to give students experience in the traditional aspects of Aikijujutsu with practical and contemporary viewpoints on self-defense.
Major development goals:
- Proper Defense and Conflict Avoidance Skills
- Self confidence
- Mental and Physical Fitness
- Self control
- Respect for yourself and others
- Awareness of legal aspects of confrontational situations
|1. Introduction to Aiki-Bujutsu|
|2. Dojo Etiquette|
|3. Understanding of aspects of modern day self-defense|
4. Development of basic skills
1. Kihon waza (basic techniques)
|2. Suwari waza (techniques in a sitting position)|
|3. Nage waza (Throwing techniques)|
|4. Sutemi waza (sacrifice techniques)|
5. Katame waza (grappling techniques)
|6. Randori (freestyle “all out” training against simultaneous multiple aggressors attack)|
|7. Sukashi waza (techniques executed without allowing attacker to complete initial attack: grab, strike, etc.)|
|8. Jiju waza (freestyle practice of techniques; sets of attacks and counters)|
Goshin-no Waza: (self-defense methods)
1. The process of defense
2. Understanding and utilizing principles of:
4. Weapons (Defense) – Divided into 4 groups