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Kyokushin generally refers to a choke of some sort and we will generally hear this term in reference to an attack that we are experiencing so if my partner were to attack in Shirp Kyokushin, the Shiro is behind. Kyokushin is the choke. In this particular instance, it’s going to be the Nagay, or the person doing the technique that’s going to be executing the choke. Now this is not something that you’re going to experience in every dojo, certainly not in the beginning, but the more time I train in Ikito, the more I begin to appreciate the chokes.

So if we were to start with a very basic Yako honmi, a good position to start in is the way we would start Aringinate. So anyway that I can get behind my partner, continue to move, Aringinate we would lift and project. If we’re interested in finishing withKyokushin, behind my partner and around, lift and continue to wrap all of this up and down. So this is typically considered to be a rear naked choke. You’ll see this in everything from judo wrestling to jujitsu but we use it quite often here in Ikoto as well. Around, lift. I’m going to take my own bicep, go left hand around and put the pressure against the back of my partner’s head. I’m going to think about dropping my elbows together and take a deep breath so your chest expands behind your partner’s head. Get’s tight.

Some of the other forms that we can see in Kyokushin, you can start ikill. I can take the ghee from the other side of my partner’s throat, up and under. Insert my knee real tight and take the ghee from this side, push my partner all the way through show here, Shomenochi, directly up underneath. Hands together, pull. All right? So these are just some of the variations that you’ll see most commonly so from Shomenochi, you’ll see the more rear naked type of choke. We’ll see a ghee-oriented chokes. Another ghee that we can use. All right? So there’s lots of variations of chokes. You’ll see them in many different martial arts. We will typically use the ghee or just the hands in any variation that we use. Very effective at any rate. So Kyokushin, chokes.



  1. I usually pay attention to breathing techniques, and how they help or hinder different movements. In developing greater wind I found it useful to consume a tablespoon of glutamine powder two or three times per day, and about once per month to consume about a pound of medium cooked beef sweetbreads (very elastic tissue).

  2. excellent, my sensei hadn't gone into the opposite lapel kubishime, so thank you. May I suggest that after all your explanations, at the end of the video, do all the techniques in real time, one after the other, no stopping, no explanations, sort of to show that yes, aikido does work, and to show the grace fluidity and strength of this amazing art.

  3. The detail he provided about expanding the chest is a very good one – it's the way I was taught to do the choke in BJJ.  If you do it this way, there's no need to CRANK the choke and you don't need big gorilla arms to pull it off.  It's possibly the most efficient and humane way to subdue something – if done properly.  It's when you get guys who are badly trained who think you have to TWIST and CRANK to make the choke work that you end up with people getting seriously hurt or killed by this type of technique.

    Very interesting entry into the choke BTW.

  4. Because this technique comes from Daito Ryu (Old Japanese Jiujitsu) the origin of Aikido. And this is just for the pin in training and in a street situation obviously you cannot do just the pin you're going to knock him out.

  5. Hmm… interesting. Thanks for the input. We generally train it as a blood choke, so all the pressure goes around the neck and cuts off the arteries and veins. Doing it properly, no pressure is put on the throat.

  6. I'am french but I can understand everything, this teacher is very good. Thanks to these videos I can try to practice correctly and give a name to what my own teacher (5th dan) saw us but don't explain…
    Thank you M.Jones. Soisy Budokan

  7. For this choke, why do you place your non-attack arm on top of his head? Just curious, as in Brazilian Jiujutsu we place the non-attack arm against the back of the partner's neck.

  8. every dojo and sesei does warmup differently, so there isn't a "typical" one really. in my dojo we start off with standing ones, going through sitting, then some where we are laying down, and finishing off with basic ushiro ukemi

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