How to tie your belt + Dojo etiquette + Aikido knowledge

In this section we will demonstrate how to tie your belt, the 4 principles, the 5 wrist exercises as well as other critical aikido knowledge and dojo etiquette.

 

How to tie your belt

In this video we demonstrate how to tie your belt.

how to bow

In this video we demonstrate an appropriate bow.

The bow is a movement used to demonstrate respect, focus, and sincerity. We use it often throughout our training.

The 4 Principles

In this video we describe and demonstrate the 4 principles of Aikido:

1 Extend Ki

2 Weight Underside

3 Relax Completely

4 Mind at Center

The 5 Wrist Exercises

In this video we describe and demonstrate the 5 wrist exercises:

1 Ikkyo

2 Nikkyo

3 Sankyo

4 Kotegaeshi

5. Gokyo