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WELCOME TO

KAISHUKAN AIKIDO DOJO

A Member Of

THE BRITISH AIKIDO FEDERATION

Under The Direction Of

Kanestuka Shihan (8th Dan Hombu)

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Za I (Seated Postures)
Kanji Romaji Rough Meaning

agu.ra

an.za
Barbaric Sitting/ Cross Legs
han.za half sat/ kneeling up
i.ai.goshi hip lowered posture
son.kyo crouch/ squatting
suwari/ suwatte sitting/ sat
tatte.hiza raised knee/ outside kneeling

 

Standing Postures

Kanji Romaji Rough Meaning
hadari kama.e left "face-off" stance
han.mi half body
kama.e "face-off" stance/ ready
kiba dachi straddle/ horse stance
migi kama.e right "face-off" stance
musu.bi dachi knot stance
tachi/ tatte stand/ rise

 

Relative Positions

Kanji Romaji Rough Meaning
ai.han.mi same/ mutual stances
gyaku.han.mi reverse/ mirrored stances
han.dachi half standing (one person)
han.mi han.dachi one standing and one sitting
 
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