Aikido Technique – Shomenuchi Ikkyo (or defense against strikes to the top of the head or shoulder)
This page provides students with instructions for the Aikido Shomenuchi Ikkyo technique. This technique is a defense against a strike to the top of the head or shoulder. In the past, this technique was used against sword strikes but might be useful today against an opponent armed with a club, bat, stick, etc.
For other Aikido techniques (i.e. Aikido wrist locks, elbow locks, counters or dislocations), visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Aikido Techniques section.
Aikido Shomenuchi Ikkyo