Aikibatto Jo 1

MAE: jodan.

Aikijo Exercises for Aikido

Shiho MAE

MAE




Shiho Mae, the 1st exercise.

MAE

Shiho   MAE

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  MAE: starting position.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
1
Starting with jo by left side, facing uke, feet together.
Starting in chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
2
 
Step forward with left foot, lift sword to jodan kamae, over the head.
3
Step forward with left foot, jo to chudan kamae, middle guard.
MAE: advance.
4
Step forward to the right with the right foot, gedan uchi, low level hit on uke's knee, while uke's arms are still over the head.
Step forward with right foot.
5
MAE: gedan uchi.
Chudan giri, vertical cut to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
6
Lift jo to jodan kamae, over the head, and turn toward uke.
Yokomen uchi, hit to the side of uke's head.
MAE: jodan.
7
MAE: yokomen uchi.
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
  MAE: uke retreats.
8
Pull jo back to chudan kamae, middle guard.
Step back to the starting position.
 
  MAE: final position.
Ending position. Tori at left, uke at right.
  TORI: Stefan Stenudd UKE: Tomas Ohlsson

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