Aikido Sanyko

Aikido Technique – Sanyko or Third Teaching

This page provides you with instructions for the Aikido technique Sankyo or “Third Teaching”. This is a basic Aikido wrist control technique that can be used in a variety of different self-defense situations.

According to, Sankyo “is one of the basic pinning techniques of aikido. It contains a wrist twist that can be quite painful, if done with too much force. For regular training in the dojo, it is important not to overdo the sankyo, or members of the dojo will soon get their wrists damaged”.

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

Aikido Sanyko – Basic Tutorial

Aikido Sanyko


  1., Aikido Sankyo,, Added – 9/12/13