Aikibatto Jo 9
Aikijo Exercises for Aikido
Harai Ate, the 9th exercise.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
Starting with jo by left side, facing uke.
chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
Step forward with left foot.
Step forward to the right with right foot, turn jo over to the right, grab with both hands.
Step forward with right foot,
chudan tsuki, thrust to middle level, in the direction of tori's original position.
Harai with the jo, in a semi-circular move from right to left, pushing uke's sword a bit to uke's right.
Continue jo movement, move left hand to grip left end of jo.
Draw sword to
Chudan tsuki, strike at middle level, pushing uke back.
Fall back one full step with right foot, when pushed by tori, and keep sword in
Pull jo slightly back, open left hand grip to slide on the jo. Step to the right with right foot, left foot following.
Gedan uchi, hit to the knee.
Step forward with right foot.
, cut to middle level.
Draw jo up to
jodan kamae. Turn right hand grip on jo.
Turn body toward uke, left foot following.
Yokomen uchi, strike to the left side of uke's head.
Yield sword to
migi no waki, right side guard. Retreat three steps.
Pull jo back to
chudan kamae, middle guard. Step back to the starting position.
TORI: Stefan Stenudd
UKE: Tomas Ohlsson
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