Difference Between Aikido and Aikijutsu

My name is Azu, and this is Aikido Flow, and
I’m here to answer the question: what’s the difference between aikido and aikijutsu.
Now, for me, aikido is something that we can practice at any age, when we’re old. It’s
all about movement, momentum, and blending – lots of blending. Aikijutsu is something
where you need to implement a bit of strength. And atemis as well – punches, kicks, strikes.
It’s more devastating. So for example (Ondrej can I borrow you , please?). Let’s say I wanted to demonstrate a kai-tenagi.
So, a standard kai-tenagi (let’s say a suki to the face please) – in aikido, I would
flow here, and i would absorb, and I would try and move with him, and I would come with
a nice bit of momentum, bit of flow. Now, aikijutsu, I would more come here, and I would
strike here, maybe even a strike here, then I would take him. Everything is more blows,
a bit more devastating; I’m using a bit more strength as well to implement it. Let’s say you came with a suki attack, in
aikido I would come here, and I’m blending here, and I’m taking him down and I’m
going with the flow, using momentum, and I’m trying to get my timing right. Aikijutsu,
I would maybe come here, and be more of a strike. Something with my elbow – I’m
using my strength. Something I wouldn’t necessarily be able to do when I’m old,
basically. But now I’m still slightly young, I might be able to still implement these things. Let’s say I was to do a tenshu-nagi. My
ideal aikido tenshu-nagi, if he comes with a yoku-men, I come here, I would try and break
his balance, I’m coming here and stepping through. I’m using my body weight to take
him down. Now, in aikijutsu, something I’m more likely to do on the street, is I’m
just blocking, and I’m coming straight through and I’m just taking his head off clean.
So it’s gonna be (thank you Ondrej) more power, more speed, less blending in aikijutsu.
In aikido I’m gonna blend more, I’m gonna use his momentum and more use my body weight
to take him down. Thank you for watching. If you have any questions,
please put them in the comments below.

64 Replies to “Difference Between Aikido and Aikijutsu

  1. thanks guys,great vid and vids, from northern Illinois Lake county…keep the vids coming, take care and be safe!!

  2. And with that, thousands of Aikido students quit their school and joined the Aikijutusu school down the street.

  3. i agree with what your saying morihei ueshiba basically took away the violent parts of aikijutsu thats why why aikijutsu practitioners think aikido is worthless

  4. I've seen some comments in which some people said that adding atemi and working in right angles to your Aikido won't make it Aikijujutsu. I disagree, it will make it Aikijujutsu to a certain extent, of course Aikijujutsu has many other throws (Aikido is not that rich in throws), many pressure points for atemi,etc. People seem not to understand why Aikido looks today the way it does. Not because Morihey wanted to make a new martial art or whatever. Morihei was an expert in Aikijujutsu and he used to teach Aikijujutsu. But during the war and some years after Martial Arts were banned, so Morihei was forced to change many things about Aikijujutsu: first, to change it's name and second, to remove most of the too martial things from Aikijujutsu, thus trying not to piss off first the Japanese authorities and second, after the war, the Americans. Some might argue, but why Morihei's Aikijujutsu looked so different from the traditional system? Because if you look closer, everyone one us has a certain style, you have 10 aikidoists in a dojo hence 10 Aikido styles. Morihei had it's own Aikido style and nowdays the problem is that people are trying blindly to copy him. You must adapt your martial art to yourself, not to your sensei.

  5. Would Aikijutsu work better in mma? I know currently American taught aikido doesn't work as much. I am just curious.

  6. Sir in other words Aikido is the non-combative style of Aikijutsu while Aikijutsu is the combative style. I will just add strikes before the technique or apply the technique and add strike. For self defense on the street use aikijutsu and for training use aikido.

  7. the mans chatting shit in the aikijutsu there is three forms withing the aikijutsu there is aiki jujitsu where this is atem kyusho then the second form is aiki no jutsu then there is aiki jutsu…… the last

  8. Is aiki-jutsu just ju-jutsu with out kicks and punches? Just asking cuz the teniques were the same as they do in ju-jutsu.. Have read that the Morihei Ueshiba was good at ju-jutsu and created the aikido art in mind to avoid injuries from the defender and attacker what is why the moves are so similar to ju-jutsu but much kinder versions of the moves :3

  9. thanks for your videos, love them. Tell me if you believe i am mistaken, aikido is the complete philsosphy for living developed by O sensai including sword, meditation and aikijutsu as a way of cultivating oneself into a better person to help build a better society. Aikijutsu is the empty handed tecniques used to express aikido taken from many of the moves in judo, tai chi and juijitsu. And then there is the budo of sword staff and bokken training. thanks and God Bless

  10. Aïkidö is better. Do you think its founder did not know sharp movements exist? It does not risk your bones. Not everyone will be wearing a soft shirt. Use Ki. You can kill or heal with Ki.
    But first the Aï. The flow.

  11. So, could be said that Aikijutsu is more similar to Hapkido (in general terms)? or that would be wrong? .

  12. Daito Ryu Aikido/Takeda Ryu is not any less technical than Aikido, its philosophy promotes the respect of the rules of the Bushido and doesn't encourage violence, but rather communication and compromising and peace, and using violence as a last resource for defense purposes. It's just more violent than it's modern counterpart (Aikido) as it was intended to kill or at least cripple, and is more suited for street combat than simplified Aikido which is mainly intended to defend. And it's not any less technical. Aikido is more of a pacified civilized sporty version of the powerful Takeda-Daito Ryu Aiki Jutsu techniques.

  13. AIki-Do vs Aiki-Jutsu when both are essentially the same thing just one is Form (Do) and the other is Use of Force (Jutsu), the same difference between Ju-Do and Ju-Jutsu, Karate-Do and Karate-Jutsu. One is focused solely on Kata and Form while the other is focused on Practical Application and Sparring. Don't like my definitions? Ask a native Japanese speaker who trains in the Aiki-Jutsu. I don't care that your Karate-Do Club spars or that your Ju-Do club does Randori, they are Western Perversions and Abominations 😀

  14. Etymology suggests that aikido is the way, or basic blueprint, and aikijutsu is the individual customization or what the practicioner does with the blueprint

  15. This is Gonzalo, Karate student. So, are these 2 different martial arts, or two aspects of the same? Ossu.

  16. This teacher is wrong. the aikijutsu is a martial system to kill !!! I practice aikijutsu and it's really scary to train such a system … The techniques are deadly in advanced degrees, with the purpose of breaking, dislodging, tearing, cutting, severely injuring either joints, soft limbs, bones, eyes, throat, ears, testicles, cervicals, elbows, knees, wrists, fingers, ankles, lumbar, etc … aikido is only one of the five styles that belong to aikijutsu; there are four others that together are completely lethal !!!! this teacher knows nothing but aikido with a few hits. however, aikijutsu not only uses kicks and kicks … it is extremely dangerous in the hands of average individuals! There are only two schools in the world that make aikijutsu completely genuine. I trained him in special aviation forces in the army of my country and believe me it is nothing compared to traditional aikido, even the closest thing to aikijutsu is traditional Japanese Jujutsu. This teacher lies when saying that aikijutsu is aikido with blows NO !!! it's as if we say that jujutsu is judo with kicks and punches !!! Well, no!!! Judo is an Olympic sport where practitioners exclude keys to ankles, fingers and cervicals. we can not say that jujutsu is judo with striking, just as aikijutsu is not aikido with punches. regards!!!!!

  17. I would respectfully disagree. As an Aikijujutsu instructor, there is a lot more behind the differences than just adding strikes.

  18. Bad info from my studying. Akijujutsu you are attacking the throat, aikido you're going for the center. Aikido you let the balance of the opponent fall in to capture by giving it opportunities, in akijujutsu you proactively capture it, aikido treats the hand as a sword while in akijujutsu it's a knife … there's lots of differences but this video gave none of them

  19. Wow…answers my question. Currently I'm 1st Kyu, @56 yrs. old female, Military Veteran and looking to promote to Sho Dan in 2019. I'm thinking of taking Aiki-Jujitsu perhaps while learning Laido…

  20. Who cares? Its all based on same principle. If it is all about the blending, it will be just like tai chi as aikido was copied and modified art from tai chi.

  21. Hi. To know the difference between Aikido and Aikijutsu you do not have to go to Japan or any magical place, all you need is Ipswich Suffolk. Sensej Tanaka, I highly recommend. Japan is in Ipswich. Screw it because it's worth it.

  22. This is stupid. Yes, you break balance, use kuzushi. The rest is tsuguri and kake. Do is way of life or style. Jutsu is application. Period. The difference is in the angle. Hit someone with your elbow, fine, hit them with the planet even better. Use gravity…add your weight to gravity. Its physics, nothing more.

  23. I've studied Hiriki Ryu Aikido since 1987….. O Sensei taught Atemi.
    O Sensei did not name his martial art.
    A council voted on the name being Aikido.
    The other thought is this: Why add insult to injury if you do a proper throw? People that do not know Ukemi or falling arts fall horribly and bruise and break bones. Falls are awful!!(ask anyone who slipped on ice)
    Aikido jujitsu,Kokyu Ryu Aikijitsu,so on and so forth are Aikido core forms. It was often. Quoted that O Sensei had strong legs and would at times kick students….though many kicking techniques aren't taught…..but I digress.
    There are similarities in both. Aikijutsu family is about 12,000 moves. Aikido? Roughly 3,000 moves. Yoshinkan Aikido…1500 moves(Simplified) I hope that helps?

  24. Both Of Aikido & Aiki-Jutsu It's Deffernt but Aikijitsu Use More Combat In Defence That Deffernt

    Just Nice ??


  25. Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu DVD by Katsuyuki Kondo

    Kondo Sensei demonstrates the subtleties and awesome techniques of Daito Ryu in this DVD. For anyone who hasn't seen Daito Ryu before this is an excellent introduction. Besides numerous technique demonstration, there are 2 full Daito Ryu public demonstrations, Daito Ryu history, interviews and more. DVD contents are:


  26. In martial arts you can stop at any point, so in Aikijutsu couldn't you just as easily change the strike to a push and achieve the same effect? Based on your examples the sparring partner still hit the mat.

  27. I study hapkiyoosool, Korean ajj… It's all about redirection and joint manipulation. There are nerve strikes but that's aiki… Making ukis body react via reflex actions to get them off balance

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