Kokyu Dosa is a neat little warm up/ cool down exercise. I was first introduced to it at in a cross training venue. It stresses uke nage connection, introduces nice and natural rolling skills, and presents well the subtle natures in which uke may be off balanced and thrown. I think of it as a 2 Hand Wheel Throw, but there are many other possibilities. It can be a great finish pin.
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Kokyu Dosa is not a part of the official NGA curriculum, but I think it could be added as a warmup or cool down exercise from time to time.
The principles Kokyu Dosa teaches are consistent with other training exercises we do that reinforce uke/nage connection.
It is a neat exercise for children, and it is a gentle way to introduce rolling to new students (young and old).
Doug Wedell Shihan, Seidokan Aikido
G.E. Norura Shihan, Aikikai
Yamada Sensei, Aikikai
This interpretation of Kokyu Dosa looks a lot like the 2 Hand Lift Up without the wrist locks.
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