Aikido master tries out his skills on Judo black belt

Monday, December 03, 2018

Aikido black belt tries out his skills on a Judo black belt!

Granted, they weren’t going very hard, but it did seem like the Aikido black belt had no idea what to do when going against resistance that wasn’t choreographed.

Come to your own conclusions by watching the video below.

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as “the way of unifying with life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit.” Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.

Aikido techniques consist of entering and turning movements that redirect the momentum of an opponent’s attack, and a throw or joint lock that terminates the technique.

Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.

There are three basic categories of waza in judo: nage-waza, katame-waza and atemi-waza. Judo is most known for nage-waza and katame-waza.

Nage waza include all techniques in which tori attempts to throw or trip uke, usually with the aim of placing uke on his back. Each technique has three distinct stages:

• Kuzushi, the initial balance break
• Tsukuri, the act of turning in and fitting into the throw
• Kake, the execution and completion of the throw

Judo pedagogy emphasizes randori. This term covers a variety of forms of practice, and the intensity at which it is carried out varies depending on intent and the level of expertise of the participants.