The Basic 17 Aikido Throws and Holds of Shodokan (or Tomiki-style) Aikido
The Randori No Kata contains the first Aikido techniques you will be taught when you join a dojo which teaches Shodokan Aikido.
They will first teach you the Basic 17 Aikido Techniques, which are sometimes known as the Junanahon no Kata (or The Kata of 17).
All the Aikido techniques in the Randori no Kata were carefully selected by Professor Kenji Tomiki as being safe for freestyle-practise (Randori).
He started with 12 aikido throws… then 15, and later 17.
This aikido kata is divided into four progressive sections of Aikido techniques.
Click on each of the 17 links below to see a moving picture, and a step by step “how to” description, of each of these Tomiki Aikido techniques:
Group 1: Atemi Waza – (Aikido Attack Techniques)
Group 2: Hiji Waza – (Aikido Elbow Techniques)
Group 3: Tebuki Waza – (Aikido Wrist Techniques)
14 – Shihonage (Aikido’s “Four Directions” arm windup throw)
Group 4: Uki Waza – (Aikido Floating Techniques)