Shin-Ryu Aikido


UBC Okanagan


Ju Nana Hon Kata



Stricking Techniques. Atemi means strikes to the body. Ate as part of the verb means to strike or striking. Waza means techniques(s).

1.      SHOMEN-ATE:  Chin (front head) attack. Shomen means front or forward. Also refers to front wall of            Dojo.

2.      AI GAMAE-ATE:  Ai(same)(mutual). Gamae (stance or posture). Mutual stance strike.

3.      GYAKU GAMAE-ATE:  Reverse posture attack. Opposite. Gyaku means contrary or reverse.

4.      GEDAN ATE:  Low position attack. Gedan means lower, or lower level.

5.      USHIRO ATE:  Rear attack. Ushiro means back, behind or rear. We also use the word (ura) to mean the same thing. Ura can mean rear, or reverse.


  Elbow Techniques. (Hiji is elbow)

6.      OSHI TAOSHI:  Oshi (push). Push down. Means to fell. This implies dynamic intention. As in to fell a tree. Taoshi (to tip over)(pull down).

7.      UDE GAESHI:  Ude (arm). Arm return or reverse. Gaeshi means to return. As to return a book to the library.

8.      HIKI TAOSHI:  Hiki taoshi means to pull down. It is a hiji (elbow) technique.Elbow pull down. Another word for hiji is empi (older word).

9.      UDE GARAME or UDE HINERI:  Arm entanglement or Arm twist. Garame(entanglement), wrapping to control. Hineri means “twisting”, “pivoting”.

10.    WAKI GATAME:  Waki (side). Gatame(lock or holding). Side or flank lock.



WRIST TECHNIQUES   (Tekubi means wrist).  Also called Kote. Kote is written with the characters meaning “small” and “hand”. It is a word that can refer to anything between the tips of the fingers and the elbow. Kote in technique refers to twisting the wrist or forearm.

11.    KOTE HINERI:  Forearm twist. Hineri (to twist). This technique is also called Ude Hineri (arm twist).

12.    KOTE GAESHI:  Wrist return or forearm return. Forearm or wrist return. 

13.    TENKAI KOTE HINERI:  Turning forearm twist. Tenkari (turning). This technique will be recognized as Sankyo.

14.    SHIHO NAGE:  Four direction throw. Shiho(four directions). Nage means to throw. It also refers to the person doing the throw. Also referred to as Tenkai Kote Gaeshi.



Uki means to float. Otoshi means to drop.

15.   MAE OTOSHI:  Forward drop. Front drop. (Mae means front or in front). Otoshi means drop.

16.   SUMI OTOSHI:  Corner drop. Sumi means angle, or corner.

17.   HIKI OTOSHI:  Pull drop. This action is against the elbow. Here the hiki means as it does above.