Tachi Dori

How to Do Tachi Tori  Aikido Lessons

The application of Aiki in the tachi taking technique demonstrated in the video is analysed below.


Analysis

At a time of 00.27 Uke attacks with Shomen Uchi. Tori induces Uke to apply Aiki by applying an atemi to Uke's head. To minimise the impact of the atemi, Uke reverses the muscle torque about the ankle joint of his front foot, to straighten his body, causing him to become unbalanced to the front by his forward momentum. 

Morihiro Saito Sensei  13 Tachi Dori

The application of Aiki in the tachi taking techniques demonstrated in the video is analysed below. 


Analysis

At a time of 00.06 Uke attacks with Shomen Uchi. Tori induces Uke to apply Aiki by applying an atemi to Uke's face by extending his left arm. To minimise the possible effect of the atemi, Uke reverses the muscle torque about the ankle joint of his front foot, to straighten his body, causing him to become unbalanced to the front by his forward momentum. 

At a time of 00.15 Uke attacks with Shomen Uchi. Tori induces Uke to apply Aiki by moving the target (Tori's head) towards Uke as Uke advances. To adjust the direction of the cut to be more downwards than forwards, Uke reverses the muscle torque about the ankle joint of his front foot, to straighten his body, causing him to become unbalanced to the front by his forward momentum.

At a time of 00.53 Uke attacks with Shomen Uchi. Tori induces Uke to apply Aiki by applying an atemi to Uke's upper body by extending his right arm. To minimise the possible impact of the atemi, Uke reverses the muscle torque about the ankle joint of his front foot, to straighten his body, causing him to become unbalanced to the front by his forward momentum. Aiki is applied in the same way at a time of 00.46.