NGAExperience® Nihon Goshin Aikido

Gary Boaz

Claire Keller

Applications for The Unbendable Arm

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Lots of applications to review; including a variation of a straight grab, a straight punch to the abdominal area, an overhead chop to the front of the head and an overhead chop to the side of the head.

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Double Wrist Grab

Gary Boaz

Double Wrist Grab variation that ends in an ugly choke for uke

We call it the Unbendable Arm.  The Japanese term for the technique which is used in Ueshiba's brand of aikido is Kokyu-nage (Breath Throw).  Confusingly, they also use the same term to describe the Elbow Chop, and the Pull Down from the Rear.

Do You have a Favorite Unbendable Arm  Application Not Listed Above?

Please post it in the comments section below.

Gary Boaz

An Exercise ~ with a Cross Wrist Grab Application at the end.

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