The Lost Pressure Points Of Aikido



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35 comments

  1. Desculpe o comentário,não prático arte marcial nenhuma, Mais qdo o coro tá comendo nunca que vai dar tempo de pegar no braço ou debaixo das axilas….tu vai tomar portada pra caramba véi!!!!!

  2. I’ve trained aikido for 23 years and still continue to teach it. If you want to learn pressure points related to aikido, learn Hakko Ryu Jujitsu, it fills the spaces that is missing in aikido and brings you back to proper technique and understanding of technique. Modern aikido has strayed too far and much of the core principles have been forgotten and some techniques have been twisted into something that is unrecognisable from their original purpose. For me Hakko Ryu corrects this, its highly efficient, techniques are short and very effective (and painful) its the closest art to aikido (even has its own aiki nage) and i feel it is easier to learn than aikido, so my students tell me. The second level of training (Nidan Gi) is all about Gakun (Pressure points) and hugely expands on what is taught in aikido which is mainly just yonkyo. Okuyama Sensei who founded Hakko Ryu was a student of Takeda Sokaku (Daito Ryu) like O’sensei was. Hakko Ryu Jujitsu compliments Aikido very well and has similar goals. Keep your aikido real and effective!

  3. I appreciate your intentions behind this video, but I'm sorry to say it's perhaps one of your worst…

    Maybe I'm an unfair judge being a teacher of aikido and kyushojitsu. Like, I can see maybe not using technical terminology like "stomach 5" or "the carotid sinus" for the sake of keeping it on the level of your common viewers perhaps.

    However, simply thumbing the carotid sinus is not something I'd recommend in any situation, and I've always made a point to pressure test all my techniques.

    The way you showed it here was in the typical "magic button" fashion which makes kyushojitsu look like so much BS to experienced fighters.

    If you just want to control someone to get them off of you, or someone else, there's an extraordinary point (meaning not a typical accupuncture point) right under the chin, between the thyroid and the chin bone. This is the spot you "pop" when going for a knockout by uppercut, so a lot of people know it. This works so well because it provides phenomenal leverage over the head, so when struck hard it results in a "whiplash" effect. When pushed, the head tilts and the body tends to follow. I use this often in demonstration to show skeptical people how this stuff works.

    Furthermore, the arm and leg points are notoriously difficult to get a pronounced effect from on heavily muscled people. I recommend these only as a "last ditch" option, or something to go for just to try and weaken the assailant for a brief instant to set up a better technique. We have refined methods of striking these points when we have to. A regular punch isn't usually going to do much, and just pressing them almost certainly won't.

    It is true, aikido atemi waza is FULL of "pressure points" or more accurately, kyushojitsu. That's because it all comes from the same source – Japanese samurai fighting techniques. Aikido, judo, and jujutsu all branched off from that one system. Jujutsu, as most should know, is full of "pressure points" and considering it and aikido come from the same root, it makes sense that aikido atemi waza should also be aimed at the same points.

    I hope I can manage to post some content of my own regarding this subject. Until then, I can be reached through my Facebook page @ KJWA – USA

  4. come on guys! just trying to study for my 5th kyu like that I am not going to make it., I just keeping laughing with you… great work, really! doing aikido for 3 months now and I really like it, hopefully, I may be able to do my first test in august… my sensei says if I work hard enough… but I really have problems being the uke, the falls are killing me… some advice for it

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