Tandoku Undo: Simplified and Abstracted

I wrote about different aspects and concepts in tandoku undo – tegatana dosa in previous blog-posts. All aspects in our life are determined by our experiences in daily life, martial art is not an exception. An interesting development is the motility of the center line to invoke taijū no dendō and koshi-mawari. Using the center line can […]

The “original” tandoku undo

Early 1950-ties movie of “tandoku undo” by Kenji Tomiki becomes a very actual topic in this “Corona” Era. Most of the practitioners, who are doing solo-exercises on a regular base tried these kind of movements to keep their aikido alive. The funny thing is, the modern form of tandoku undo is very different from the […]

8 Tegatana no dosa

Can we change the technical heritage of Kenji Tomiki? This question was addressed in another blog-post and there is of course no definite answer. If you are a true “purist”, changing is not a possibility. On the other hand, Kenji Tomiki made many versions of his technical repertoire and gave the advice to research and […]