Aikido Suwari-Waza Kokyu-Ho

Aikido Technique – Suwari-Waza Kokyu-Ho

Suwari-Waza Kokyu-Ho is an Aikido exercise that focuses on defending against grabs when seated (in a traditional Samurai knelling position).

According to Traditional Aikido of Sonoma, “O’Sensei once said that a student could learn all the basics of aikido if he practiced just three techniques: tai-no-henkomorotedori-kokyuho, and suwariwaza-kokyuho“.

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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.

Instructional Video for Suwari-Waza Kokyu-Ho


  1. Traditional Aikido of Sonoma, Three Techniques That Have Everything,, Added – 10/24/14