Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
the defender who gets the attack. Tori: defender who gets the attack who does the technique.
|What do they also call the fouder of aikido?||Aikido!
o'sensei. Morihei Ueshiba is also called o'sensei.
the movement of the body. Taisabaki is moving your body so you can let the attack go thru and so that you can come in or that you can take over the attack and defend yourself.
the sitting on the knees. Seiza is the sitting on the knees while your bottom is resting on your heels of both feet.
|Which weapons is NOT used in aikido?||Aikido!
uke. Tanto: is a kind of wooden knife
Jo: is a wooden stick
Bokken: a wooden sword
uke is the attacker at aikido.
|What do you say when the lesson starts and you make a bow to the sensei?||Aikido!
one gaishimasu. One gaishimasu is a in fact a question you ask to the sensei, you ask him to teach you a´kido.
|Who is the creator of aikido?||Aikido!
Morihei Ueshiba. Morihei Ueshiba is also called O'sensei.
a kind of punch to defend yourself. Very important, atemi is given to defend yourself when you know that your opponent is going to attack you, you may think that's simple but you have to be quicker then your opponent some good reflexes are necessary.
walking on the knees. Shikko is also called the samurai walk.
|What is the name of the kind of skirt the aikidoka's wear? ||Aikido!
Hakama. It was originally worn by samurai's and is used to conceal the movind of the legs. It depends on the dojo where you're in if the wearing of it is permitted when you're not a shodan.
Wrist out turn. In Kotegaeshi, most people tend to think that the wrist is the main part but it is not. The main part really is getting uke off balance to the left and locking their hips so they have to fall.
Dojo. It is very important to respect not only your teachers and fellow students, but your dojo. Some schools will have you bow in and on/off the mat to show respect to your dojo. It is also very inportant that (for Aikido) you do not wear your shoes on the mat. Doing so could not only make that mat unclean it could damage it. You should also tell your instructor immediately if the mat is damaged in any way because a damaged mat is unsafe.
Hikiotoshi. Hikiotoshi is a floating technique and is very hard to learn. Your timing must be very precise and your movements fluid.
Shomenate. On Shomenate, you come in to the inside and throw uke over their heels. It can be very hard to learn but is very powerful once learned well.
The way of harmony. Even though the name suggests peace and harmony, that does not mean weakness. If you are ever truly thrown by an experienced aikidoka, then you will see the difference between harmony and weakness.
Morohei Ueshiba. Ueshiba was said to have come up with the current name for Aikido after a spiritual enlightenment. That does not, however, mean that all aikidoka's are spiritual. It just explains why Aikido is a more flowing, and gentle art.
Dai san kata. Daisan kata contains moves where both uke and tori are unarmed, some where uke is armed with a tanto, some where uke is armed with a jo and finally a bokken.
Tanto Randori. Tanto Randori can be done on a small level at your own school, on a city wide scale, on a state wide scale, on a National scale, or even done internationally.
Falling. Ukemi is a very basic skill that is often under-appreciated by students until they are thrown hard and have to take that fall. Once that happens, you realize the importance of Ukemi.
Kenji Tomiki. Kenjii Tomiki founded this branch so that there was a more competition oriented version of the art.
|Suwari Waza is the name for techniques performed between partners while in the formal seated position of Japanese culture. What is this position called, upon the knees with the buttocks resting on the heels?||What Do You Know About Aikido?
Seiza. Seiza literally means "proper sitting". The person first kneels, before resting their buttocks on their heels, while stretching the feet out so that the tops of the feet are flat against the floor. In aikido, usually a space of two fists is left between the knees. For non-Japanese students of aikido, at first this can be extremely uncomfortable or even painful, whereas Japanese people who have likely encountered the seiza position growing up generally find it easier. Suwari waza are practiced in aikido to improve balance.
Atemi. The importance of atemi is regarded differently among different people, but disrupting an opponent's balance is vital for many non-striking throws. Even if the atemi are not landed upon the body, sending the opponent off-balance, for example as they step back to avoid the strike, can make it easier to then initiate a throw against them. There is a well-known phrase in aikido that 80% of problems can be solved by atemi.
|Which throw or entanglement, which involves locking the arms together in the cross-shape, is named based on the corresponding Kanji symbol which looks like a cross?||What Do You Know About Aikido?
Figure-ten (jujinage). "Juu" is a Kanji symbol shaped rather like a Christian cross, and means the number ten, hence the name of figure-ten for the jujinage throw, in which pressure is applied to the elbows to force the attacker's arms into a + shape. It is also called "jujigarami", or "figure-ten entanglement".
Knife. A tanto is a short blade, used traditionally by samurai. In aikido training, usually a wooden tanto is used in tantotori, although steel can be used by very experienced participants. Even within the training setting - and considering that in aikido, no harm is to be done to the partner - there is risk involved, and instructors are often reluctant to teach tantotori as self-defense to be used in the "real world", against real knife wielders. However, some basic training in tantodori can mean the difference between life or death in a real altercation, especially as it emphasizes that by risking cuts to one's hands and arms, the trunk can be shielded against more life-threatening injuries.
|The usual etiquette upon entering the dojo, the aikido training room, is to bow toward the portrait of Morihei Ueshiba, "Osensei" ("great teacher"), before you step onto the mats that cover the training hall floor. What are these mats called?||What Do You Know About Aikido?
Tatami. Tatami mats can be used in any type of room, such as in a house, and are often made of foam. Tatami used in aikido are often thick rubber, and work to cushion the body during rolling or falling, as the principle of aikido is not to cause harm to a training partner; it is not regarded as fighting or combat as such. Students should bow when leaving the tatami as well as coming onto them, and if one arrives late to a session, he is usually expected not to come onto the tatami until the instructor says so.
|Aikido was derived mainly from a type of another martial art, founded by Takeda Sokaku, of whom Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, was a famous student. Called Daito-ryu, of which martial art is it a branch?||What Do You Know About Aikido?
Jujitsu. Daito-ryu translates to "Great Eastern School" and refers to the type of jujitsu that Takeda Sokaku taught in the early 20th century. Morihei Ueshiba was a student of his; born in 1883, Ueshiba studied several martial arts in his youth, and went on to complete military service after stretching his spine through various techniques in order to reach the height minimum. The development of aikido was the result of three deep spiritual experiences spread throughout approximately twenty years - the first was after defeating an attack by wooden katana without hurting the attacker. Ueshiba realized that it was important to defend oneself without seeking to harm or destroy one's attacker. The principles of aikido are based in daito-ryu, which Ueshiba began to teach to his students.