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.