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Shotei Awase

Shotei awase is traditionally taught as an isometric exercise. Isometric exercise or isometrics are a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction. Isometrics are done in static positions, rather than being dynamic through a range of… Read More

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Koryu no Kata

The purpose of Koryu no kata First I have to mention, koryu no kata are practice kata rather than actual fighting kata. There are 6 koryu no kata with each a different purpose. The origin of some koryu no kata can be found in Daito… Read More

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Katachi or Kata

Waza – Katachi – Kata (The Japanese way) Adapted from an article by Kumiko Ikuta (1990) AI & Soc 4: 127-146 Waza is a skill within the Japanese traditional performance arts or martial arts such as Noh, Kabuki, Aikido, Judo and others. Waza will be… Read More

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Tegatana Awase

Tegatana awase Tegatana awase is a basic exercise in Tomiki Aikido. Mostly it is used to study good posture and distance. Don’t bend the posture in the lower back. Of course the study of tegatana awase goes beyond posture and distance. When Uke (senior) moves… Read More

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Atemi and tegatana

Tegatana – handblade In various schools of martial arts, there are different ways of delivering a blow. One can strike with the fist, handblade, elbow, knee or foot or even a combination. The handblade or tegatana (lit. handsword) is the part of the body most… Read More