Yoko Aruki

By Yossi Sheriff

Video of yoko aruki principles in sparring


Video of Mae Aruki


Video of ushiro aruki


Video of jumping Aruki


Video of Mikazuki geri with mae aruki


Video of Mae geri with yoko aruki


Video of fudo ken with yoko aruki


Video of punching yoko aruki


Video of yoko aruki in Koku no kata


Video of jumping yoko aruki


Video of training for Yoko aruki with Fudo ken


Yoko aruki (יוקו ארוקי) is a special kind of a step used for walking sideways. The yoko aruki step, also called the Ninja step, can be done while jumping or shuffling into position.

Image of Yoko Aruki hunting in Australia

Yoko Aruki hunting step

The main advantage of this special Tai sabaki is that it allows a rapid change of the front and back leg position with out changing the forward shoulder orientation.
This technique is part of Budo Ninjutsu Grade requirements syllabus Orange belt grade requirements and of Black Belt grade requirements

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Lessons that included this Ninjutsu technique

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