Ikkyo compared to Aikiken sword movements.
Text and video clips of the Aikido Pinning Technique Ikkyo
Ikkyo is the first technique of aikido. That's even what its name means. Sort of an introduction to aikido, at least to its pinning techniques, in the continued count of nikyo, sankyo and so on. Therefore, it's always rewarding to return to ikkyo, with a high regularity. As your ikkyo develops and becomes refined, so will all of your aikido. It doesn't ever become boring.
Notice that the little movie projector in every header is a link to a short video clip, usually about 300 KB in size, where I show how I do the ikkyo in question. Below each header are some of my views and pointers on it. I hope you find it of some interest. The attacker in the videos is Tomas Ohlsson, and behind the camera are Sven Lindow and Magnus Bäcklund. They are members of my dojo, Enighet in Malmö, Sweden.
Here's a video with the ikkyo technique (omote and ura) against most attacks.
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I'm a Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, an historian of ideas and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.