AIKIDO KATAS

 

BREAK FALLS

Ukemi Waza

Zempo Kaiten Ukemi

Koho Ukemi

Yoko Ukemi

Falling methods or ways

Front rolling break fall

Back break fall

Side break fall

TEGATANA NO KATA (a.k.a. "The Walking")

1. Shomen Ashi

2. Waki Ashi

3. Tenkan Ashi

4. Shomen Te Gatane

5. Uchi Mawashi

6. Soto Mawashi

7. Uchi Soto Gaeshi

8. Uchi Mawashi Gaeshi

9. Soto Mawashi Gaeshi

10. Ude Goshi Gaeshi

11. O Mawashi

12. Yoko O Mawashi

 

Forward step

Side to side step 

Pivot step

Straight hand blade

Inside sweep hand blade

Outside sweep hand blade

Forward block and side push

Inside sweep and turn

Outside sweep and turn

Arm and hip turn

Major circle

Side major turn

Feet only

Feet only

Feet only

Same hand/foot

Same hand/foot

Same hand/foot

Same hand/foot

Same hand/foot

Opposite hand/foot

Opposite hand/foot

Opposite hand/foot

Both hands/feet

HANASU NO KATA (a.k.a. "The Releases")

1. Hon Soto Hanasu

2. Hon Soto Te Osu

3. Gyaku Soto Hanasu

4. Gyaku Soto Te Osu

5. Hon Uchi Hanasu

6. Hon Uchi Ude Hineri

7. Gyaku Uchi Hanasu

8. Gyaku Uchi Ude Hineri

Normal outside release

Normal outside hand push

Reverse outside release

Reverse outside hand push

Normal inside release

Normal inside arm twist

Reverse inside release

Reverse inside arm twist

Palm down

Palm up

Palm up

Palm down

Palm down

Palm up

Palm up

Palm down

NI JU SAN HON KATA (a.k.a. "The 23")

Atemi waza (striking techniques)

1. Shomen-ate

2. Aigamae-ate

3. Gyakugamea-ate

4. Gedan-ate

5. Ushiro-ate

Straight frontal head strike

Regular facing posture strike

Reverse posture strike

Low strike

Behind (from the rear) strike

Hiji waza (elbow techniques)

6. Oshi-taoshi

7. Ude-gaeshi

8. Ude-hineri

9. Hiki-taoshi

10. Waki-gatame

11. Goshin-Jitsu-Waki-gatame

Knock or push down

Arm turn

Pull and push down

Arm twist

Side of the chest arm lock

Side of the chest arm lock variation

Tekubi waza (wrist techniques)

12. Kote-hineri

13. Kote-gaeshi

14. Tenkai-kote-hineri

15. Shiho-nage

16. Tenkai-Kote-Gaeshi

Wrist twist

Wrist turn

Circular (spinning) wrist twist

Four corner (all directions) throw

Circular Wrist Turn

Uki waza (floating techniques)

17. Mae-otoshi

18. Kote-taoshi

19. Sumi-otoshi

20. Sumi-taoshi

21. Sumi-guruma

22. Sumi-tai-guruma

23. Hiki-otoshi-guruma
 

Forward drop

Wrist twist and push down

Rear corner drop

Rear corner push down

Rear corner wheel

Rear corner body wheel

Pull and drop wheel

OWAZA JU PON (a.k.a. "The Big 10")

1. Kubi-guruma

2. Kata-otoshi

3. Ude-guruma

4. Hiji-guruma

5. Aiki-nage

6. Shiho-nage

7. Ushiro-ate

8. Kote-gaeshi

9. Ushiro-kubi-gatame

10. Shizumi-otoshi

Neck wheel

Shoulder drop

Arm wheel

Elbow wheel

Fitting in throw

Four corner (all directions) throw

Behind (from the rear) strike

Wrist turn

Hold from behind (the rear)

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

Koryu-Dai-Ni

Koryu-Dai-San

Koryu-Dai-Yon

Koryu-Dai-Go

Koryu-Dai-Roku

24 techniques

16 techniques

50 techniques

25 techniques

23 techniques

39 techniques

These kata include:

Nage-waza

Katame-waza

Atemi-waza

Kansetsu-waza

Suwari-waza

Tachi-waza

Tanto-dori

Tachi-dori

Jo-no-bu/Jo-dori

Jo-no-bu/Jo-no-tsukai-kata

Tachi-no-tachi

Throwing techniques

Locking techniques

Striking techniques

Joint techniques

Kneeling techniques

Standing techniques

Defending against a knife

Defending against a sword

Defending against a jo

Using a jo

Sword against a sword

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