Why do you make nikyo so hard? Anyone can master this powerful technique! by Morihiro Saito

“If you can build a strong basis of each of aikido’s core techniques following this methodology, your aikido will take on a new dimension. Your technique will be solid at all levels due to your mastery of basics”

Many styles of aikido emphasize the flow of techniques and seldom work from basics. Morihiro Saito’s approach was different. He would start from the basics and then progress to higher levels with precise explanations at all levels.

As a result, students learned the “nuts and bolts” of basic techniques thus building a base for aikido’s more advanced moves. This video featuring the nikyo starts from the basic form and then expands from there to cover a full 8 variations of this powerful wrist lock.

Saito Sensei explains the specifics of each application of nikyo in such a way that be easily understand. If you have never practiced this way, following along with this video and try out his methods to master the mechanics of how nikyo works.

If you can build a strong basis of each of aikido’s core techniques following this methodology, your aikido will take on a new dimension. Your technique will be solid at all levels due to your mastery of basics.

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The most useful tool for learning basic and advanced aikido techniques is Morihiro Saito’s “Complete Guide to Aikido 2.0”. Since the “Guide” is so vast in scope and innovative as a learning tool, we thought we would give you a test drive of the product.


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