Aikido Throw #2 (of 17), Randori-no-kata
Aigamaeate is technique number two of the 17 aikido techniques of Shodokan Aikido. It is also one of the five in the first subset of aikido throws which are referred to as the Atemi Waza, (attack or striking techniques) of Tomiki or Shodokan Aikido.
The Aigamaeate aikido throw is done from the outside of Uke’s (the attacker’s) arm, (at his elbow side).
In Aigamaeate, Tori’s (the defender’s) right arm sweeps up the chest to meet Uke’s chin and face (do this gently please) and tilt Uke’s head back as you step through to break your attacker’s balance and cause him to fall on his back.
Remember, in Aikido training, we take turns to play defender Tori, (the “goodie”) and play attacker Uke, (the “baddie”) who gets thrown.
Do not injure your Aikido training partner when you do Aigamaeate on him. It will soon be his turn to do the Aikido technique on you! If you hurt or anger your training partner, you may suffer the consequences when it is his turn to throw you around the mat!
- Uke ‘attacks’ using a safe rubber knife, and aiming for Tori’s sternum (heart area).
- You (Tori) slide your left foot forward… this moves your body slightly to Tori’s left and outside (elbow side) of Uke’s attacking arm.
- Check Uke’s arm with both your hands.
- Keeping Uke’s right arm controlled with your left hand, step forward with your right leg.
- Simultaneously, sweeps your right arm up to Uke’s face, connecting with Uke’s chin.
- Lift Uke’s face up and tilts his head back (thus breaking his balance).
- Complete the Aigamae-ate aikido throw by stepping through with your right leg and whole body, causing Uke to fall backwards.
- Aigamaeate ends with Uke taking a back breakfall, protecting his head and slapping the mat safely.