Aikido Student Study Guide

Keizan Murray Sensei

A Training Guide

“Kata” refers to forms handed down which impart certain principles of body/mind usage, as well as specific martial techniques. These techniques themselves are called “waza”. Much of Aikido practice consists of kata practice, generally involving two persons, one of whom applies the technqiues (the “tori” or “nage”), and one who receives the techniques (the “uke”). While this list is by no means comprehensive, it represents the fundamental waza most commonly practiced at Shinjinkai.

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