Ethan, that guy you maybe know. (orgdotnews) wrote in aikido,
Ethan, that guy you maybe know.

Heaven and Earth Throw

Hi - Aikido newbie here - just started training with the Oregon Ki Society last week.

Last night a throw was demonstrated that kind of blew my mind. I would like to find a video of it, but my searches on YouTube aren't getting me there.

It's called the "Heaven and Earth" throw, and there are several variations. The variation I'm specifically looking for can be described like this:

An attacker runs up to you intending to grab both of your hands. Before he gets there, you scoop your arm straight up and then straight downwards, thus knocking him backwards. He falls to the ground without you ever touching him.

Can anyone find me a video of this?

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