Kote gaeshi

Literally meaning “Wrist twist”. A technique that is part of the basic projections of the Aikido technical catalog with the peculiarity that it also concludes in a control (Nage Katame Waza). Read more

Kote gaeshi, consists of the search for a lateral imbalance to end up helping us with the twisting of the wrist caused by the push in the line that goes between the thumb and the index finger to the back foot of Uke, and that leads, as a general rule, to a fall forward (overturned or not). The logic of the projection line makes the conclusion of the continuity of the push towards Uke take us to the final control with the Attacker’s arm in Nikyo.