– idori : shite and uke working in knee
– hanza handachi : shite is kneeling, uke standing
– tachiai : both are standing
– ushirodori : uke attacks shite from the rear (standing).
Three areas that make up the Aikijujutsu:
- Jujutsu: unarmed techniques; method of relying primarily on atemi.
- Aikijujutsu: unarmed techniques; method of combining the jujutsu with aiki concepts.
- Aikinojutsu: unarmed techniques; method of replying mainly aiki concepts .
Teaching is also divided in three levels of depth and ability:
- SHODEN : the teaching of base (Oku-iri/Mokuroku).
- CHUDEN : the median teaching (Menkyo Shihan).
- SOUDEN : the superior teaching (Menkyo Okuden/Menkyo Kaiden).
Outline of Aikijujutsu Curriculum
All techniques are taught with self-defense applications in mind. The intension is to give students experience in the traditional aspects of Aikijujutsu with practical and contemporary viewpoints on self-defense.
Major development goals:
- Proper Defense and Conflict Avoidance Skills
- Self confidence
- Mental and Physical Fitness
- Self control
- Respect for yourself and others
- Awareness of legal aspects of confrontational situations
- Introduction to Aikijujutsu
- Dojo Etiquette
- Understanding of aspects of modern-day self-defense
- Development of basic skills
- Using senses
- Focus and Concentration
- Kokyu (breathing)
- Ki (Energy) and Kiai
- Physics of Ukemi
- Ma-ai (proper distance, space)
- Seiza (proper sitting positions)
- Kamae (stances)
- Taisabaki (Body shifting movements)
- Hands and arms as weapons
- Atemi and understanding of vital points
- Pressure points
- Feet and legs as weapons
- Concept of Aiki, Concept of Blending.
Sentou-ryu Aikijujutsu Techniques:
- Kihon waza (basic techniques)
- Te waza (hand techniques)
- Uke waza (receiving/blocking techniques/methods)
- Atemi waza (striking techniques)
- Geri waza (kicking techniques)
- Suwari waza (techniques in a sitting position)
- Nage waza (Throwing techniques)
- Sutemi waza (sacrifice techniques)
- Katame waza (grappling techniques)
- Kansetsu waza (joint manipulation techniques)
- Osae waza (pinning techniques)
- Shime waza (strangulation techniques)
- Randori (freestyle “all out” training against simultaneous multiple aggressors attack)
- Sukashi waza (techniques executed without allowing attacker to complete initial attack: grab, strike, etc.)
- Jiju waza (freestyle practice of techniques; sets of attacks and counters)
Goshin-no Waza: (self-defense methods)
- The process of defense
- Understanding and utilizing principles of:
- Defense from the ground
- Against strikes
- Against kicks
- Against grabs
- Against chokes
- Close quarters
- On the ground
- Weapons (Defense) – Divided into 4 groups
- Hanbo waza (against the club – baseball bat – stick)
- Tanto waza (against the knife)
- Tanji waza (against the gun)
- Kusari Fundo Waza – (against flexible weapons – chain, belt, or similar)