Aikido – Yokomenuchi Kokyunage

Aikido Technique – Yokomenuchi Kokyunage (Defense Against Punches or Knife Hand Strikes)

This page provides students with instructions for the Aikido Yokomenuchi Kokyunage technique. This technique is a basic self-defense against knife hand strikes targeting your neck or against an opponent’s hook punch.

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

Aikido’s Yokomenuchi Kokyunage