Aikido Mae-Otoshi

Aikido Technique – Mae-Otoshi or Forward Drop

This page provides you with instructions for the Aikido Mae-Otoshi technique. It is also known as forward drop or front drop. This is a basic technique used in Aikido. Mae-Otoshi is also part of Aikido Randori-No kata, one of the Aikido katas. Otoshi means “drop” in Aikido and many other Japanese martial arts.

For other Aikido techniques (i.e. Aikido wrist locks, elbow locks, counters or dislocations), visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Aikido Techniques section.

This Video Shows All 17 Of The Aikido Randori-No Kata
Mae-Otoshi Is Shown In Segment #16 (which starts at 5:17 into the video)

YouTube Instructional Video for Mae-Otoshi – variation