The 20 Year Technique

There's a kokyu-nage our system calls the "20 Year Technique". It is called this because we have been taught that it takes 20 years to master it. I think they are being optimistic. Here's a link to an article by Sensei Suenaka at It describes the technique as it is performed from a shomen-uchi attack. I'll be working on this technique for as long I can continue to practice Aikido.

1 comment:

ScottMGS said...

The way I heard it was that it took twenty years to learn it and twenty more years to forget it so that it became automatic.