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Aikido Kokyu-nage: The Sublime and the Practical

By Roy Suenaka & Christopher Watson, B.A.




Aikido Kokyu-nage: The Sublime and the Practical

One of the most common and dynamic techniques in aikido is the kokyu-nage. The literal translation of kokyu-nage is “breath throw,” kokyu in the context of aikido technique refers to the unimpeded flow of ki through oneself and so through one’s technique. Techniques are illustrated by the authors, Roy Suenaka and Chris Watson.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 7 No. 4 (1998): 10 pages.


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