Aikido Waki-Gatame

Aikido Technique – Waki-Gatame or Side Pin

This page provides you with instructions for the Aikido Waki-Gatame technique. This Aikido technique is also known as “side pin” or “fixing the side”. It is also sometimes known as Waga-Gatame. Waki-Gatame is part of Aikido Randori-No kata, one of the Aikido katas. Elbow control techniques are an essential part of Aikido’s focus on controlling and/or redirecting an opponent.

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

This Video Shows All 17 Of The Aikido Randori-No Kata
Waki-Gatame (Waga-Gatame) Is Shown In Segment #10 (which starts at 3:01 into the video)

Aikido’s Waki-Gatame – Variations