As of May 31, 2023, we have updated our Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [shodokan]

昭道館合気道 (Shōdōkan Aikidō), the system teaching Aikido created by Kenji Tomiki.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
7 votes
2 answers

Explanation of the goshin-ho kata…

The goshin-ho is a set of 50 self defence techniques that are part of the curriculum for 四段 (4th dan), 五段 (5th dan), and 六段 (6th dan). The start can be seen here and the middle here… I am looking for ...
2 votes
1 answer

Can Zenpou hiyaku ukemi be used to replace Zenpou kaiten ukemi?

I want to know whether it is possible to always use Zenpou hiyaku ukemi instead of Zenpou kaiten ukemi?
4 votes
3 answers

Shodokan or Tomiki Aikido, which is the proper name for the style and organization?

I'm not a student of it, but occasionally the style's namesake comes up, sometimes referred to as "Shodokan Aikido", and other times "Tomiki Aikido". I don't know which is correct, and I believe it ...
6 votes
4 answers

Benefits of training in a hakama…

1 In Shodokan Aikido, we do not train with a hakama whether a yudansha (first degree black belt or above) or not. Mostly, this is for safety during randori-ho (free play) training: one less thing to ...
5 votes
3 answers

Origins of the ura-waza

The ura-waza (as shown in this video) is a set of ten counters to the basic seventeen techniques of Shodokan Aikido. Those are shown in the first part of the video. While I know the technical details ...
7 votes
3 answers

Spread-finger tegatana versus Squeezed-together-finger tegatana

In Yoshinkan aikido, the tegatana looks as follows. The fingers are spread and we feel relaxed. But in Shodokan aikido, the teganta looks as follows. The fingers are squeezed together. Question ...
1 vote
1 answer

Can any arbitrary technique be used to counter a certain technique in Shodokan aikido?

My teacher demonstrated counter technique (a.k.a kaeshi waza) and it seems to me that there are fixed pairs, for example shomen ate can be countered by waki gatame kotegaeshi can be countered by ...
2 votes
1 answer

Looking for videos about Shodokan Aikido Basic Techniques

I just become a member of Shodokan aikido. As there are many members with different level, I am also taught many techniques in one session. It seems to be difficult for me to remember these ...