Aikido moves: Kote gaeshi

The popular Facebook group “Aikido” shares well-written content about the traditional martial art, and the technical notebook.

Among the many natural movements in Aikido is the wrist technique known as Kote gaeshi. In this technique the wrist is bent slowly in the direction it naturally bends, unlike the wrist locks in judo and jujutsu, where the wrist is bent in the opposite direction. Forced bending, being unnatural, runs the risk of causing injury.

Aikido never attempts movements that go against what is natural and thus avoids unnecessary and meaningless injury.

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