This week at The Cultural School, we have been refining our basic forms of kokyu-nage (breath throws). Kokyu-nage, or breath throws, are performed based on the movement of the attacker. There are nigh infinite variations of kokyu-nage, as it is an integral form of Aikido.
Forms from this week included:
- munetsuki (stomach punch)
- zenpo-nage (straight in attack)
- katate kosa-dori (cross-hand grab)
- (diagonal strike to the side of the head)
- pins (sit down pins)
We have also been covering the theory behind moving en undo – moving in a circle. Circular motion is another foundation of Aikido!