Aikido Shomenuchi Yonkyo

Aikido Technique – Shomenuchi Yonkyo (or Defense Against Strikes To The Top Of The Head Or Shoulder)

This page provides students with instructions for the Aikido Shomenuchi Yonkyo technique (also known as Shomen Uchi Yonkyo). 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 could be useful today against an opponent armed with a club, 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 Yonkyo

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