Q & A

Dear Kurabe-sensei,

Could you please show me the way to releasr by below two KATA ?


2. GASSHO NUKIexact place of DOKKO ?

Thank you and best regards, Tachibana, YAIZU Jpan Branch 15-May-2013

Reply: Please find the below YouTube.

Best regards, Kurabe 18-Aug-2013

Dear Kurabe-sensei,

Could you please show me the exact place of DOKKO ?

Thank you and best regards,
Tachibana, YAIZU Jpan Branch

Please find the attached photos.
Best regards,

DSC_0316  photos: Theo-SHIHAN















Dear Kurabe-sensei,
Just a question about FU-21: which is the exact
action I have to perform
with my crossed legs, an “hasami” action on Uke’s
elbow or pushing and
streching the legs against his body? So, in which part
of his arm/body
Uke has to feel pain?

Thank you very much and best
Maurizio (IT)   21-04-2013

In case you hold UKE’s left arm by positioning his left side,
  Your left leg goes under his left arm and put his left head by left foot
  Your right leg goes over his left arm and right foot pushes his left side of body
  You keep his left arm streched by your both hands
Then he feel pain with his upper left arn and left shoulder
I hope this is clear.
Best regards,
Kurabe     21-04-2013


Dear Kuabe-sensei,

I started to study 2nd Dan requirements techniques. RE-8 UDE SEME RENKO catched my interst. For which reason Uke is pushed first down and then up, and again many times? My first hypothesis is to control some attempt to resist to the firt action when the elbow i pushed down, so Uke attempts to bend his elbow. So Tori does not resist, but favors the movement neutralizing the opposition and then back down pushing the elbow down.
Best regards,
Maurizio (IT)  2013-04-12

This is a very good question.
First:  We use only GYAKUTE to make UKE up and down.  By grasping UKE’s hand correctly by GYAKUTE Grip,
          you only need to tilt this GYAKUTE with small angle which is enough to control UKE to move up and down
          like you are driving UKE by a handle(Gyakute grip)
          You even do not need to put your another hand onto his elbow.
Second: It is a training to make UKE up and down with a small tilt of your grip by repeating him up and down.
              When your tilt becomes smaller but has the same effect, i.e. UKE has to make up and down, it is a seccess.
Because Gyakute Waza is the most fundermental and important technique for us (that is why we call Gyakute-do), everybody should be a expert of Gyakute Waza and this is one of the best KATA to realize it.
Best regards,
Kurabe   2013-04-12

Dear Kurabe Sensei:
Greetings. – Every day I try to observe, watch details with great attention to technical detail in the videos,
it’s very motivating to
learn details. –
Sensei I can appreciate that you specify the difference between Akijujitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido … please. –
In a couple of days I will try and send you my videos to
see them and evaluate. –
For now is all thank you very much. –

Mauricio Toronso  Gyakute-Do Chili  2013-03-30


Please read the followings. This is a part of my Book “How to AIKI” which is expected to be published in this year.  Most of the countries out Japan, people use the name of AIKI JUJUTSU without knowing these important distinctions.  They use the name AIKI JUJUTSU just because it sounds atractive, something more than Jujutsu.   Here in Europe I have met so many AIKI JUJUTSU “masters” even with 10th Dan.  But it was my big surprise that all most all of them even did not know this important point and accordingly they can not do real AIKI JUJUTSU techniques at all.  You can watch such AIKI JUJUTSU “masters” performance a lot in Youtube.


7How  JUJUTSU – AIKI JUJUTSU – AIKI JUTSU should be classified

There are many different views on this point, but I would like to offer my own ideas here.

The principle applied                                Classification                                   Power required

lever                                                                            JUJUTSU                                               medium

body mechanics                                                      AIKI JUJUTSU                                         small

senses                                                          AIKI JUJUTSU (and AIKI JUTSU)                very small

mind-controlled power transfer                         AIKI JUTSU                                                  tiny

The lever principle can be understood by everybody. It is found in both JUDO and JUJUTSU, but the focus is different. JUDO uses the larger joints, while JUJUTSU also uses the smaller joints, such as wrists or even fingers. Because of the higher risk of physical damage in JUJUTSU, competition is not allowed.

AIKI-JUJUTSU techniques have two main principles. To explain the first, the human body is constructed of bones, muscles, and tendons, and the direction and range of motion is restricted by construction. There are several specific ways (directions) in which the body is weak, and if one moves a person in one of these ways, he/she cannot easily resist it. This is the principle of body mechanics.

The second AIKI-JUJUTSU principle is to use the human senses. In addition to the mechanical construction of the human body, there is a nervous system. The nervous system gives the body specific sensitive points. We call the techniques of using those points principle AIKI-JUJUTSU. (But note that many others call it AIKI-JUTSU.)

The last principle is to apply mind-controlled power transfer. Unlike with the other principles, a person uses his/her power strictly controlled by his/her mind. For the first three principles, once a person is shown how to do it, he/she can grasp the technique and use it. But the principle of mind-controlled power transfer cannot be copied simply by observation. I classify the techniques of this principle as AIKI-JUTSU.

replied on 30 March 2013   Kurabe


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