Knee Slice/Side Control

Knee Slice

 Previous Exercises:

  • Sitout drill
  • Over/under hooks
  • Side control 

Aikido Principles:

  • being a good partner

Points of Performance:

  • The student will perform a knee slice maneuver by passing the attacker’s guard and gaining a side control position 
  • The student will use an over/under hook on their partner to ensure their side control position later. 
  • The student will tip over and perform the sitout, transitioning to side control
  • The receiver student will offer a leg to initiate exercise
  • The receiver student will brain map the movement by narrating out loud what is happening


  • move slowly!
  • stay tight
  • partner can bump top side partner off, be heart to heart in position, splay knees, drop hips to ground