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Basic stance, where one side of the body faces UKE.


Hanmi-handachi-waza (Hanmi-handachi)

Name for all techniques where uke attacks the kneeling Tori from a standing position. One of the three levels on which Aikido is practised.


Reversed, opposite


Changing the technique during execution as a response to UKE's unexpected or uncooperative behaviour, e.g. from IKKYO to KOKYU-NAGE; URA can be seen as the most common HENKA-WAZA response

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