The Renshinkai Book

Kamae (ready stance) is the foundation of every technique.

Weight distribution is approximately 70% to the front foot
and 30% to the rear foot. The top hand is at sternum height,
and the lower hand at waist height. The pelvis should be
angled downwards, and both feet should face outwards.

Correct 'kamae' should provide you with a strong base from
which to attack the weak points in your partner's balance.

Once you feel you have developed strong kamae, you can
test it by having your partner push you from the 'katate mochi'
(single hand grab) position.

If your balance falls backwards or you do not feel their
pushing power going into your read leg, then your kamae
still needs to be developed further.

Strong yet supple kamae is the mark of a capable Aikidoka.

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The Renshinkai Book

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Welcome to our video reference work: The Renshinkai Book.

This collection is a free reference for students of Aikido demonstrating the 'dai ichi kihon' (basic techniques first group) in HD video. Renshinkai founder and chief instructor Tsutomu Chida…


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Welcome to our video reference work: The Renshinkai Book.

This collection is a free reference for students of Aikido demonstrating the 'dai ichi kihon' (basic techniques first group) in HD video. Renshinkai founder and chief instructor Tsutomu Chida Shihan demonstrates each technique from various angles and speeds.

We hope this will be helpful in your own training and test preparation. Osu!

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