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Tachi-dori

TACHI-DORI is the general term for all techniques where UKE attacks with a sword and TORI disarms him or her with bare hands..


Tachi-waza

Generic term for all techniques where both partners are standing. One of the three levels on which Aikido is practised.


Tai-sabaki

Fundamental movements and steps which are used for repositioning.

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Te

Hand


Tenkan

Tenkan is a passing movement, turning the body on one foot by 180 degrees.

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Tori

Tori is the partner which applies the technique ("defender").

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Torifune

"Rowing exercise"; exercise to build up breath power by swinging the arms from the hips to the front and pulling them back with a focussed movement; usually accompanied with the ki-ai sounds "hey-ho" and "hey-sa".


Tsugi-ashi

Stepping pattern where the front foot glides forward, and the back foot closes up (no crossing).

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