Katatedori Aihami Catch


Basic grab technique for practising Aikido. Katatedori Aihami Catch means "Same Hand Catch" whereby the attacker uses his right hand to grab the defender's right hand or vice versa. The defender will use need to release himself from the catch.

Gyakuhanmi Throw

Gyaku-hanmi refers to right-on-left and left-on-right attacks or partners in mirror postures. In Aikido classes, students learn techniques that focus on defending against grab by throwing or locking.