Aikido – Yonkyo

Aikido Technique – Yonkyo or Fourth Teaching

This page provides you with instructions for the Aikido technique Yonkyo or “Fourth Teaching”. This is a basic Aikido wrist control technique involving a pressure point.

According to, Yonkyo “is one of the basic pinning techniques (katamewaza) of aikido. Within aikido circles, it is regarded with something of an awe, because of the distinct pain it induces”. For other Aikido techniques (i.e. Aikido wrist locks, elbow locks, counters or dislocations), visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Aikido Techniques section.

Aikido Technique Yonkyo – Basic Tutorial

Aikido’s Yonkyo – Tutorial

Aikido’s Yonkyo – Tutorial


  1., Aikido Yonkyo,, Added – 9/13/13