By Sadami Yamada

PREFACE
I am very happy that Mr. Yamada has ready this consultant to aikido. he's certainly one of my unique students and has studied aikido deeply. he's a hugely revered teacher and holds the rank of 6th Dan for either aikido and judo. it's ordinarily idea that aikido is tough to appreciate and that development within the paintings isn't really in any respect effortless due to the nice variety of advanced recommendations hired within the repertoire. This used to be actual some time past simply because an basically useful process of educating had no longer been formulated. there has been additionally, possibly, an undue emphasis at the psychological element of aikido. contemplating this stuff i ultimately prepared what has turn out to be referred to as Tomiki Aikido, a process of scientifically deliberate thoughts that are discovered simply and practiced either in kata (exercise types) and in randori (free play) and with the intention to allow the scholar to make regular development and commonplace development. it's the program of Tomiki Aikido that is defined and tested the following. Mr. Yamada is familiar with my tools completely and is ready to educate them good. it truly is for this reason with excitement that i like to recommend this booklet to the numerous those people who are drawn to the examine of aikido.
Kenji Tomiki, 8th Dan Aikido, 8th Dan Judo.

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In describing the techniques I shall use the term right and left regular facing body posture, ai-gamae, and right and left reverse facing body posture, gyaku-gamae. Regular and reverse are used to describe your posture in relation to your opponent's. You will understand the words hidari, left and migi, right from earlier explanations. 40 Here are the four positions: 1. When you face each other and your opponent steps towards you with his right foot and you decide that your best move is to meet him with your right foot advanced then the position that you, the defender, have,adopted is the right regular facing body posture, ai-gamae.

J Gyaku-tedori, 10 and 11. with reverse hand-grip. Tekubi-waza, wrist techniques. Gyaku-tedori, 12 and 13. with reverse hand-grip. Kote-gaeshi, wrist-turn. Jun-tedori, 14 and 15. with regular hand-grip. 62 Technique number 4. Oshi-taoshi, push down This is the first of the four basic elbow techniques, hiji-waza, and is applied in the form of a straight armlock, ude-hishigi. With this method Uke is brought down on to his face. Tori advances his right foot to meet his opponent's attack as Uke steps forward with his right foot.

Ude-hishigi, armlock straight Hiki-taoshi, 5. pull down. Hiji-waza, elbow techniques Ude-gaeshi, 6. arm-turn. entangled. Ude-hineri, 7. arm-twist. Kansetsu-waza, the techniques of bending and twisting the joints. pun-tedori, 8 and 9. I with regular hand-grip. Kote-hineri, wrist-twist. J Gyaku-tedori, 10 and 11. with reverse hand-grip. Tekubi-waza, wrist techniques. Gyaku-tedori, 12 and 13. with reverse hand-grip. Kote-gaeshi, wrist-turn. Jun-tedori, 14 and 15. with regular hand-grip. 62 Technique number 4.

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