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Kokyunage is considered a momentum movement based on the timing of the uke's attack. Morihei Ueshiba labelled Kokynage as the 20-year technique, because of the long and difficult time it took for him to perfect it into what it is known as today.

Because Kokyunage is so varied in the various shapes it undertakes in Aikido, the term Kokyunage in itself is considered a very generic term.

Kokyunages are considered very flowing, spontaneous, and oftentimes may involve many circular movements, good footwork, and body-shifting work. Most of the time, tenkan movements will predominate in executing kokyunage.

  1. Katetori Kokyunage

  2. Ryokatatori Kokyunage

  3. Ryotetori Kokyunage

  4. Ryotetori Kokyunage

  5. Ryotemochi Kokyunage

  6. Shomenuchi Kokyunage

  7. Yokomenuchi Kokyunage

  8. Munetsuki Kokyunage

  9. Katatori Kokyunage

  10. Ushirotori Kokyunage

  11. Ushiro-Tekubitori Kokyunage

  12. Ushiro-Katatori Kokyunage

  13. Ushiro-Hijitori Kokyunage


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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
(C. Matrasko as uke)
1978 C. Matrasko

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