Thursday, 12 September 2019

Our topics today:

Techniques

  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO-NAGE
  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI SANKYO in OMOTE
  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO in URA
  • MUSUBI exercise with contact at the lower arm, extending UKE's arm by lowering the shoulders
  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI KOTEGAESHI in OMOTE & URA

Focus topics

  • distinction between OMOTE (high pressure, entry) and URA (low pressure, creating space)
  • connecting to UKE's centre and touching UKE's balance while keeping UKE in front of own centre
  • movement does not start at the contact point, but further away (e.g. hand contact => shoulder or hip starts movement)

Monday, 9 September 2019

Our topics today:

  • UKEMI variations (topic: "melting with the mats")
  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE in URA

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Our topics today:

AIKIJO

AIKIDO

  • YOKOMEN-UCHI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Our topics today:

  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA
  • MOROTE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Our topics today:

  • RYOTE-DORI TENCHI-NAGE in OMOTE & URA
  • KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA

Monday, 26 August 2019

Our topics today:

Beginners' Course, Part 4

  • IRIMI-TENKAN, entering and turning
  • YOKOMEN-UCHI, strike to the temple, basics of the attack
  • Meeting YOKOMEN-UCHI with IRIMI-TENKAN entry
  • YOKOMEN-UCHI IRIMI-NAGE (OMOTE), via IRIMI-TENKAN entry

Aikido Advanced

  • YOKOMEN-UCHI SHIHO-NAGE, focus on extension and UKE's balance
  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI SHIHO-NAGE
  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI UDEKIME-NAGE

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Our topics today:

Beginners' Course, Part 3

  • AIKIKEN: working with the wooden sword (BOKKEN)
  • SHOMEN-UCHI: straight cut from above
  • Partner exercise: stopping SHOMEN-UCHI with cut to the wrist
  • Partner exercise: dive under SHOMEN-UCHI and counter with cut to the crooks of the ellbows
  • Partner exercise: dive under SHOMEN-UCHI and counter with cut to the neck

Aikido Advanced

  • SHOMEN-UCHI IRIMI-NAGE
  • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE, diving under the arm and entering into the center

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Our topics today:

  • USHIRO-ERI-DORI IKKYO
  • USHIRO-ERI-DORI KOTEGAESHI
  • USHIRO-ERI-DORI SHIHO-NAGE
  • KATA-DORI-MEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE
  • KATA-DORI-MEN-UCHI IKKYO
  • KATA-DORI-MEN-UCHI NIKYO
  • JODAN-TSUKI HIJI-KIME-OSAE (ROKKYO)

Monday, 19 August 2019

Our topics today:

Beginners' Course, part 2

  • Rolling backwards (USHIRO UKEMI), partner exercises
  • Aikido grip and connection basics
  • "Heaven-and-Earth throw" (TENCHI-NAGE): attacker grabs both wrists (RYOTE-DORI) > step out and stretch lower hand towards knee & enter and stretch upper hand towards sky > attacker takes backwards roll

Aikido Advanced

  • KATATE-DORI IKKYO-NAGE & KOKYU-NAGE
  • KATATE-DORI UCHI-KAITEN-KOKYU-NAGE
  • SUWARI-WAZA KOKYU-HO

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Our topics today:

Beginners' Course, Part 1

  • Rolling forward from a kneeling and standing position (MAE-UKEMI)
  • Two passing movements, turning on one foot & turning the hip (IRIMI-TENKAN, IRIMI-KAITEN)
  • Technique: attacker grabs both shoulders > pass & throw (RYOKATA-DORI KOKYU-NAGE)

Aikido Advanced

  • RYOKATA-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE and URA, 2 variants: direct line and upwards cut (make UKE light)

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Our topics today:

  • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI, basics
  • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE
  • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI USHIRO-KIRI-OTOSHI, circular movement around the outside of the lower hand
  • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE-NANAME (SOKUMEN-IRIMI-NAGE), circular movement around the inside of the lower hand
  • Connection exercise ("train buffer")
  • HANMI-HANDACHI-WAZA KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE (MAE-UKEMI)
  • HANMI-HANDACHI-WAZA MOROTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE (USHIRO-UKEMI)
  • SUWARI-WAZA KOKYU-HO

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Our topics today:

  • AIKIKEN
    • KESA-GIRI, 3 basic forms
    • BOKKEN KATA (Lillsved 2019)
  • AIKIDO
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOTEGAESHI OMOTE
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI IRIMI-NAGE OMOTE
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI, variations with different counters

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