Becoming a Living Katana

It is widely recognised that Aikido owes much of it’s development to kenjutsu – the art of the sword, but I like to think that we go further than simply using sword techniques. I like to think we become a living katana.

Ukemi in Aikido

Ukemi – safely breaking your fall without injury – is a key technique, and one that beginners should focus on if they want to progress in Aikido.