Here is a list of aikido attacks and techniques. The ones seen most frequently at our dojo are shown in bold. These are adapted from information at www.aikiweb.com/language
From Aikido Vocabulary:
|"I welcome you to train with me," or literally, "I make a request." This is said to one's partner when initiating practice.
|Domo Arigato Gozaimashita
|Japanese for "thank you very much." At the end of each class, it is proper to bow and thank the instructor and those with whom you've trained.
|One hand grabbing one hand/wrist
|Two hands grabbing one hand/wrist
|One or two handed lapel grab
|Two hands grabbing two hands/wrists
|Ryou kata dori
|Grabbing both shoulders
|Ryou hiji dori
|Grabbing both elbows
|Ushiro tekubi dori
|Wrist grab, from behind
|Ushiro ryote dori
|Two hands grabbing two hands/wrists, from behind
|Ushiro ryou kata dori
|Grabbing both shoulders, from behind
|Ushiro kubi shime
|Choke, from behind
Punches and Strikes
|Overhead strike to the head
|Stike to the side of the head
|Straight thrust (punch) to the chest
|Men tsuki (jodan tsuki)
|Straight thrust (punch) to the face
|Straight thrust (punch) to the stomach
|Kata dori men uchi
|Shoulder grab, punch to the face
The techniques shown in bold are the ones most seen at our dojo.
Ikkyo/Ikkajo (Oshi Taoshi, Ude Osae)
|First form, "arm pin"
Nikyo/Nikajo (Kote mawashi)
|Second form, "wrist turn"
|Sankyo/Sankajo (Kote hineri)
|Third form, "wrist twist"
|Yonkyo/Yonkajo (Tekubi osae)
|Fourth form, "wrist pin"
|Gokyo/Gokajo (Ude Nobashi)
|Fifth form, "arm stretching"
|Reverse hip throw
|Figure "+"/Arm entwining throw
|Wrist turning throw
|"Four direction" throw
|"Corner drop" throw
|"Balance scales"/elbow throw
|"Heaven and earth" throw
|Natural stance, i.e. uke and nage both have left foot forward.
|Reverse stance, i.e. uke has left foot forward and nage right foot.
There are different versions of ikkyo: omote/irimi and ura/tenkan. For ikkyo omote you receive an attack such as shomen (vertical strike), you enter in an ai hanmi stance and do the technique back in the direction uke has come from.
With ikkyo ura, you have a gyaku hanmi stance relative to uke and pivot on your front foot.