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 […]

Taijū no ido & Taijū no dendō

Workshop 14-16 February 2020 This workshop was build around basic aikido movements and the overlapping elements of different methods of aikido. Solo training: warming up, unsoku ho and tandoku undo Partner training: 7-hon no kuzushi – using the central line or seichusen Partner training: 2 aspects of tekubi waza – hineri & gaeshi Taijū no […]

Tandoku Undo – Solo training

Workshop 14-16 February 2020 This workshop was build around basic aikido movements and the overlapping elements of different methods of aikido. Solo training: warming up, unsoku ho and tandoku undo Partner training: 7-hon no kuzushi – using the central line or seichusen Partner training: 2 aspects of tekubi waza – hineri & gaeshi Taijū no […]

Tegatana no godosa – 5 handblade

There are 5 basic movements.Those movements can be combined with unsoku ho and tenshikei skills. Formal Tandoku Undo Tegatana dosa Tandoku undo – unsoku ho/tegatana dosa are traditional Tomiki Aikido solo-exercises. In the history of Tomiki Aikido different versions were used. When Senta Yamada came to England, he taught  3 unsoku-ho and 8 tandoku undo  […]

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 often used in aikido to strike in attack or parry […]