Aikido Tai No Henko

Aikido Technique – Tai No Henko

Tai No Henko is an Aikido exercise that teaches the basics for redirecting an attack. Redirection is used in many Aikido techniques thus Tai No Henko is an important lesson for beginners. Tai No Henko means “body change” or “body change direction”.

Moreover, 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“.

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 Tai No Henko

Instructional Video for Tai No Henko

References

  1. Traditional Aikido of Sonoma, Three Techniques That Have Everything, http://www.traditional-aikido.com/Technique/three_techniques.htm, Added – 10/24/14

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