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Turning Ikkyo Into Nikyo Omote Waza



This is the crucial point as Nage steps into Uke’s body, as the arm/shoulder goes towards the head in both immobilisations it is the hand/fingers direction that distinguishes Nikyo from Ikkyo.

 

If the technique changes to this stance showing the hand/fingers direction, then Nage has switched to Nikyo, though many styles will think of this move as standard Ikkyo. A common mistake occurs when Nage takes Uke’s balance to the side and it becomes even easier to unbalance Uke by pressuring the wrist and pointing Uke’s fingers towards the head.



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Takemusu Aikido: A Martial Artist's Journey of Discovery in Aikido  

A selection of pages from "Takemusu Aikido: A Martial Artist's Journey of Discovery in Aikido" by Tony Sargeant

Takemusu Aikido: A Martial Artist's Journey of Discovery in Aikido  

A selection of pages from "Takemusu Aikido: A Martial Artist's Journey of Discovery in Aikido" by Tony Sargeant

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