Ju Nana Hon (Basic 17 Techniques) Randori no Kata Ann Arbor Aikido Seminar

Did you know there’s an approach available to help you move beyond basic techniques to effective, free-flowing, real time application?

Want to learn more about Tomiki Sensei’s Randori no Kata?

The Missing Link 

“I train several times a week, but continue to feel slow, tight, and mechanical during randori, or free practice.” Welcome to the club! Many of us feel this way more often than not when faced with real-time application.

Fortunately for us, Tomiki Sensei created Randori no Kata, a framework of 17 techniques (waza) that are deemed appropriate for randori (free form practice).  The techniques are categorized as follows:

Atemi Waza Striking (Attacking) Techniques
1. Shomen ate Frontal strike
2. Aigamae ate Matching stances strike
3. Gyaku gamae ate Opposing stances strike
4. Gedan ate Low strike
5. Ushiro ate Rear strike
Hiji Waza Elbow Techniques
6. Oshi taoshi Push down
7. Ude gaeshi Arm turn
8. Hiki taoshi Pull down
9. Ude hineri Entangled arm twist
10. Waki gatame Side arm pin
Tekubi Waza Wrist Techniques
11. Kote hineri Inward wrist lock
12. Kote gaeshi Outward wrist lock
13. Tenkai kote hineri Rotating wrist twist
14. Tenkai kote gaeshi Reverse wrist twist
Uki Waza Floating Techniques
15. Mae otoshi Front drop
16. Sumi otoshi Corner drop
17. Hiki otoshi Pulling drop

World’s Foremost Tomiki Aikido Expert in Ann Arbor

Satoh Tadayuki Sensei is one of the world’s leading experts of Tomiki-style aikido. He studied directly with Tomiki Kenji Sensei, founder of the Japan Aikido Association, in the living room of his house, and later at Waseda University. In 2007, Satoh Sensei was granted the position of Shihan of Waseda University Aikido club, a position that had been vacant since Professor Tomiki’s death in 1979. Additionally, he teaches aikido at the Japan Police University, and international seminars in the Americas, Europe and throughout Japan.

Also, as an accomplished judoka, Satoh Sensei brings a unique and inspiring perspective to the links between Kodokan judo and aikido. Just a few of his qualifications are:

  • Shihan, Kisuikan Dojo, Tokyo Japan
  • Shihan, Waseda University Aikido Club, Tokyo Japan
  • Faculty, Waseda University, Department of the Humanities
  • Founder, Renaissance Judo
  • Personal Student of Tomiki Kenji Sensei
  • Internationally Acclaimed Instructor and Scholar

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