Aikijo - 19 no awase

Suburi 19 awase application

Men uchi hidari nagare gaeshi uchi is the 19th suburi of aikijo. Like its brother the 20th suburi, it is designed to awaken the mind to the work in the 180 and 360 degrees of a circle.

The front and side views help understand the successive angles that allow you touching without being touched.

In the middle of your opponents, there is a safe path :

Illuminate the obscure border between life and death.
Indifferent to what can happen, you must be ready to receive the full violence of the enemy's attack and face death.
The path between the two kingdoms with be lit under your eyes.
- O Sensei, Budo

What is Traditional Aikido?

Aikido is not a sport, it is a martial art which laws (takemusu) are in harmony with the laws of the universe. Studying them allows the practitioner to understand his place in the universe. Aikido was born in Iwama, O sensei achieved in that village the synthesis of tai jutsu, aiki ken and aiki jo.

Where to practice Traditional Aikido?

The International Takemusu Aikido Federation (ITAF) brings to the practitioner the structure he needs in order to work as close as possible to the reality O sensei MU defined. The official national representations are the guarantee of a teaching faithful to the Founder's.

The weapons of Aikido, aiki ken and aiki jo

In modern Aikido, weapons are hardly taught, if taught at all. In O sensei's Aikido, on the contrary, aiki ken, aiki jo and tai jutsu are unified and form together a riai, a family of harmonious techniques stemming from one unique principle. Each techniques helps understand all the others.

Aikido, a martial art or an art of peace?

Peace is a balance between a human being and the world around him. The true martial art's goal is not to become stronger than one's opponent but to find in that opponent a way to realize harmony. There is no enemy anymore as such, but an opportunity offered to reach unified ki.
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