Counter Techniques are counters to the Aikido techniques. There are two basic types of counters. There are counters that become available because Nage makes a mistake. These counters are usually taught along with the technique so that the student can understand why techniques have the form that they have. The second type of counter is where Nage does everything correctly but the intended Uke does better Aikido than the original Nage and turns the tables throwing the person originally attempting a throw. This is a more advanced type of practice.