Overview of Kaitenage

Kaitenage - Rotary throw.

Kaitenage is perhaps the technique which best expresses the circular flowing movements of Aikido. It also shows that these circular movements are not just turns around a vertical line; but are turns around a sphere, where the movement can turn both vertically, horizontally and the variations between these two.
Nage must command a good understanding of timing, distance and follow through to perform this technique effectively.

The clips presented in these examples are all based around Kaitenage.

The 'Basic' form techniques are the same method as taught by the early instructors in the UK, namely Sns Kenshiro Abbe, Sns Tadashe Abe, Sns Ken Williams, Sns Masahiro Nakazono.