Aikido is a defensive counterattack martial art that uses the attacker’s kinetic energy, manipulates energy, and tends to be controlled by skill, so Aikido does not advocate active attacks; It is derived from the modern martial art of Daitoryu Aiki-Jitsu in Japan, and its main characteristics are “overcoming rigidity with softness”, “counterattacking defensively”, “using strength to make a force”, and “not actively attacking”.
Aikido is characterized by cutting into the opponent’s dead corner, destroying the opponent’s center of gravity, and focusing on joint and wrestling techniques. Do not attack the opponent with brute force, but direct the opponent’s power in a non-threatening direction, and even absorb and turn into your own strength to fight back.
The main techniques of Aikido are wrestling and holding, and there are also strikes, but they are secondary.
We would like to introduce 3 Aikido self-defense moves.
1. Trick 1: Counterattack against one-handed grasping of the chest
animated (GIF) demonstration of the Chest Grabbing Counterattack Move
1. The enemy stepped up close and grabbed our chest with his right hand (Figure 1-1).
2. The enemy strikes us in the head with a left swing fist, and we quickly block his incoming punch with his upper right arm (Figure 1-2).
3. Keep moving up, flip our right hand and press the enemy’s left arm, and at the same time quickly hit the enemy’s heart socket with a left inch punch (Figure 1-3).
4. Without stopping, our left hand and right hand immediately combined to grasp the enemy’s left forearm (Figure 1-4).
5. The upward movement is non-stop, we grab the enemy’s forearm and rotate it counterclockwise, and our hands and the enemy’s left hand bypass the top of our head (Figure 1-5).
6. After our hands and the enemy’s left hand are bypassed over our head, our hands pull the enemy’s left arm down and throw the enemy to the ground (Figure 1-6).
7. While throwing the enemy to the ground, we quickly hit the root of the enemy’s left ear with our right fist (Figure 1-7).
2. Trick 2: Counterattack against the stuck throat of both hands
animated (GIF) demonstration of a two-handed choked backlash
1. The enemy jams our throat with both hands (Figure 2-1).
2. Our side immediately grabbed the enemy with our left hand and turned it outward with our right hand while hitting the enemy’s heart socket with our right inch (Figure 2-2).
3. Then, our right hand and left hand together grab the enemy’s right hand and work together to flip the enemy’s right wrist counterclockwise and drag the enemy towards the ground (Figure 2-3).
4. We flip and pull the enemy’s right arm to throw the enemy to the ground (Figure 2-4).
5. Keep moving upward, our right hand immediately grabs the upper arm at the elbow joint of the enemy’s right arm and pushes it to the left (Figure 2-5A); The enemy’s right hand is forced to flip to face the ground under the reasonable pull of our left hand to the left and the right hand to the left (Figure 2-5B).
6. We immediately kneel with our right knee to press the enemy’s right shoulder, control the enemy’s right elbow joint with our right hand, and at the same time fold the enemy’s right wrist with our left hand and move its arm upwards. At this point, the enemy’s right wrist is broken and the right joint is dislocated (Figure 2-6).
To practice the above moves, ordinary training is essential, and having a stand-up sandbag (tumbler) at home can facilitate your usual training.
Trick 3: Liberation counterattack technique when both hands are caught
1. The enemy grabbed my hands with both hands (Figure 3-1).
2. Immediately rotate our hands inward to free the enemy’s grip on our hands (Figure 3-2).
3. After the upper movement, our side immediately attacks the enemy’s crotch and abdomen with the right leg, and at the same time grasps the enemy’s right wrist with the right hand (Figure 3-3).
4. After the upper movement, we immediately firmly grasp the enemy’s right wrist with both hands, rotate the enemy’s right arm counterclockwise, throw the enemy down, and continue to control the enemy’s right arm with both hands (Figs. 3-4A, 3-4B).
5. After the upper movement, we continue to grasp the enemy’s right wrist with our right hand and hold the enemy’s right elbow joint with our left hand (Figure 3-5).
6. After the upper movement, we pull the enemy’s right arm towards us, so that the enemy’s body, face and abdomen are attached to the ground (Figure 3-6).
7. After the upward movement, our side immediately kneels down on the enemy’s right shoulder, pushes the enemy’s right upper arm to the right with the left hand, and breaks or dislocates the enemy’s right shoulder, while we slam the enemy’s back spine from top to bottom with our right fist, severely damaging the enemy (Figure 3-7).
Move 4: A counterattack technique against a frontal bounce kick
1. When the enemy attacks our crotch and abdomen with a bounce kick, we immediately dodge to the left to dodge, while protecting our right forearm downwards in front of our own crotch and abdomen (Figure 4-1).
2. After the upper movement, we will immediately block the enemy’s right calf with our right forearm outward (Figure 4-2).
3. After the upper movement, we immediately rotate our right arm, wrap the right calf of the enemy with the right forearm and the right forearm, and grasp the enemy’s rear shoulder with the left hand (Figure 4-3).
4. After the upper movement, we immediately go up the right leg to the back of the enemy’s left leg, pinning the enemy’s left support leg (Figure 4-4).
5. After the upward movement, our side immediately uses our right arm to lift the enemy’s right leg up and push forward to make the upper body fall back, and the enemy is thrown to the ground under the other force of our push (Figure 4-5).
6. After the enemy falls to the ground, we immediately hit the key part of the enemy’s right ear with our right fist from top to bottom, and severely damage the enemy (Figure 4-6).
The above moves should be practiced more. Therefore, to practice the above moves, ordinary training is essential, and having a household standing sandbag (tumbler) can facilitate your usual training.