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Fugakukai International Association

Karl E. Geis, Hanshi
10th Dan Aikido, 9th Dan Judo U.S.J.A., 8th Dan Jyodo




AIKIDO KATAS

BREAK FALLS
Ukemi Waza Falling methods or ways
Zempo Kaiten Ukemi Front rolling break fall
Koho Ukemi Back break fall
Yoko Ukemi Side break fall

TEGATANA NO KATA
(Hand Blade Forms, also known as the walking ways)
The forms of walking consist of:
Ayumi Ashi Walking normally by alternating the feet
Tsugi Ashi Walking by sliding one foot in front of the other
(following foot)
The walking ways consists of the following 12 movements:
1. Shomen Ashi Forward step Feet only
2. Waki Ashi Side to side step Feet only
3. Tenkan Ashi Pivot step Feet only
4. Shomen Te Gatane Straight hand blade Same hand/foot
5. Uchi Mawashi Inside sweep hand blade Same hand/foot
6. Soto Mawashi Outside sweep hand blade Same hand/foot
7. Uchi Soto Gaeshi Forward block and side push Same hand/foot
8. Uchi Mawashi Gaeshi Inside sweep and turn Same hand/foot
9. Soto Mawashi Gaeshi Outside sweep and turn Opposite hand/foot
10. Ude Goshi Gaeshi Arm and hip turn Opposite hand/foot
11. O Mawashi Major circle Opposite hand/foot
12. Yoko O Mawashi Side major turn Both hands/feet

HANASU NO KATA
(release forms)
The release forms are practiced on both right and left sides.
1. Hon Soto Hanasu Normal outside release Palm down
2. Hon Soto Te Osu Normal outside hand push Palm up
3. Gyaku Soto Hanasu Reverse outside release Palm up
4. Gyaku Soto Te Osu Reverse outside hand push Palm down
5. Hon Uchi Hanasu Normal inside release Palm down
6. Hon Uchi Ude Hineri Normal inside arm twist Palm up
7. Gyaku Uchi Hanasu Reverse inside release Palm up
8. Gyaku Uchi Hineri Reverse inside arm twist Palm down

NI JU SAN HON KATA

(23 attack forms, also known as the Randori No Kata or "free style" techniques)
Atemi waza (striking techniques):
1. Shomen-ate Straight frontal head strike
2. Aigamae-ate Regular facing posture strike
3. Gyakugamea-ate Reverse posture strike
4. Gedan-ate Low strike
5. Ushiro-ate Behind (from the rear) strike
Hiji waza (elbow techniques):
6. Oshi-taoshi Knock or push down
7. Ude-gaeshi Arm turn
8. Ude-hineri Pull and push down
9. Hiki-taoshi Arm twist
10. Waki-gatame Side of the chest arm lock
11. Goshin-Jitsu-Waki-gatame Side of the chest arm lock variation
Tekubi waza (wrist techniques):
12. Kote-hineri Wrist twist
13. Kote-gaeshi Wrist turn
14. Tenkai-kote-hineri Circular (spinning) wrist twist
15. Shiho-nage Four corner (all directions) throw
16. Tenkai-Kote-Gaeshi Circular Wrist Turn
Uki waza (floating techniques):
17. Mae-otoshi Forward drop
18. Kote-taoshi Wrist twist and push down
19. Sumi-otoshi Rear corner drop
20. Sumi-taoshi Rear corner push down
21. Sumi-guruma Rear corner wheel
22. Sumi-tai-guruma Rear corner body wheel
23. Hiki-otoshi-guruma Pull and drop wheel

OWAZA JU PON
(Big ten or ten defensive movements)
1. Kubi-guruma Neck wheel
2. Kata-otoshi Shoulder drop
3. Ude-guruma Arm wheel
4. Hiji-guruma Elbow wheel
5. Aiki-nage Fitting in throw
6. Shiho-nage Four corner (all directions) throw
7. Ushiro-ate Behind (from the rear) strike
8. Kote-gaeshi Wrist turn
9. Ushiro-kubi-gatame Hold from behind (the rear)
10. Shizumi-otoshi Sinking body drop

KORYU-NO-WAZA
In addition to the basic kata previously listed several advanced Aikido kata are also practiced. These are known as the Koryu-no-waza or traditional (ancient) kata. These kata teach major variations of the basic techniques and are part of the requirements for promotion.
These kata are:
Koryu-Dai-Ichi 24 techniques
Koryu-Dai-Ni 16 techniques
Koryu-Dai-San 50 techniques
Koryu-Dai-Yon 25 techniques
Koryu-Dai-Go 23 techniques
Koryu-Dai-Roku 39 techniques
The kata include:
Nage-waza Throwing techniques
Katame-waza Locking techniques
Atemi-waza Striking techniques
Kansetsu-waza Joint techniques
Suwari-waza Kneeling techniques
Tachi-waza Standing techniques
Tanto-dori Defending against a knife
Tachi-dori Defending against a sword
Jo-no-bu/Jo-dori Defending against a jo
Jo-no-bu/Jo-no-tsukai-kata Using a jo
Tachi-no-tachi Sword against a sword