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3 Steps to Learning a Soft Break Fall

3 Steps to Learning a Soft Break Fall

Yoko Ukemi In Aikido, the most advanced fall is known as a break fall or high fall (in Japanese, “yoko ukemi”, lit. “side fall”). This is the big spectacular fall that you often see in advanced Aikido demonstrations where uke (the person receiving the technique) attacks nage (the person performing the technique) at high speed and then is thrownRead more about 3 Steps to Learning a Soft Break Fall[…]

Jiyuwaza: Aiki in Action

Jiyuwaza: Aiki in Action

One of the important ways we train at Aikido of Salt Lake is called jiyuwaza (lit. “free technique’). Essentially, it consists of uke (the person receiving the technique) attacking nage (the person performing the technique) over and over again using the same attack. In the video below, Gerry is attacking Philippe repeatedly with katatetori (wrist grab). Training jiyuwaza teachesRead more about Jiyuwaza: Aiki in Action[…]