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ATE - tsuki.

Aikibatto Jo 9

Aikijo Exercises for Aikido

Harai ATE

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Harai   ATE

  TORITORI UKEUKE
  ATE - starting position.
Starting position. Tori at left, uke at right.
1
Starting with jo by left side, facing uke.
Starting in chudan kamae, sword drawn and held at middle guard, facing tori.
2
 
Step forward with left foot.
  ATE - evasion.
3
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.
4
Harai with the jo, in a semi-circular move from right to left, pushing uke's sword a bit to uke's right.
ATE - harai.
 
ATE - pull jo for tsuki.
 
5
Continue jo movement, move left hand to grip left end of jo.
Draw sword to jodan kamae.
6
Chudan tsuki, strike at middle level, pushing uke back.
ATE - tsuki.
7
 
Fall back one full step with right foot, when pushed by tori, and keep sword in jodan kamae.
8
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. Chudan giri, cut to middle level.
ATE - gedan uchi.
9
Draw jo up to jodan kamae. Turn right hand grip on jo.
ATE - jodan kamae.
10
Turn body toward uke, left foot following. Yokomen uchi, strike to the left side of uke's head.
ATE - yokomen uchi.
11
 
Yield sword to migi no waki, right side guard.
Retreat three steps.
  ATE - uke retreating.
12
Pull jo back to chudan kamae, middle guard.
Step back to the starting position.
 
  ATE - ending position.
Ending position.
  TORI: Stefan Stenudd UKE: Tomas Ohlsson

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