Keiko Diary

  • Our topics today:

    Techniques

    • KIRITSU-SEIZA
    • SHIKKO
    • SUWARI-WAZA AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA
    • KATATE-DORI, basics of the attack and of the corresponding UKEMI
    • KATATE-DORI TAI-NO-TENKAN
    • KATATE-DORI, reacting to UKE's behaviour: KOKYU-NAGE, KOKYU-NAGE-NANAME (SOKUMEN-IRIMI-NAGE) or SEIZA-NAGE *
    • KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE in OMOTE & URA

    Focus

    • *Choosing the technique depending on UKE's behaviour: extend, send back, drop
  • Our topics today:

    Techniques

    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE in OMOTE & URA
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI SHIHO-NAGE in OMOTE & URA
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI SHIHO-NAGE, HENKA-WAZA to SOKUMEN-IRIMI-NAGE (because UKE blocks)
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI UDEKIME-NAGE in URA

    Focus topics

    • KIHON-WAZA: meaning of the basic elements of the techniques
    • UKE attacks honestly, but cooperates
    • Neither UKE nor TORI anticipate the technique
  • 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)
  • Our topics today:

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

    AIKIJO

    AIKIDO

    • YOKOMEN-UCHI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA
  • Our topics today:

    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA
    • MOROTE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA
  • Our topics today:

    • RYOTE-DORI TENCHI-NAGE in OMOTE & URA
    • KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our topics today:

    • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI IKKYO
    • SUWARI-WAZA KOKYU-HO
  • Our topics today:

    • UKEMI
    • SHOMEN-UCHI basics
    • SHOMEN-UCHI IKKYO
    • SHOMEN-UCHI IKKYO-NAGE
  • Our topics at Klaus Meßlinger's keiko today:

    • AIKIKEN
      • KESA-GIRI, 3 basic variants
      • BOKKEN KATA (Lillsved 2019), part 1
    • AIKIDO
      • SHOMEN-UCHI UCHI-KAITEN-NAGE
  • Our topics today:

    • 7th kyu grading
    • UKEMI progression for highfalls from IRIMI-NAGE
    • KATATE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE
    • Choice of techniques depending of position, angle and distance using JODAN-TSUKI
    • JODAN-TSUKI IRIMI-NAGE
    • JODAN-TSUKI HIJI-KIME-OSAE
    • JODAN-TSUKI IKKYO URA
    • JODAN-TSUKI KOTEGAESHI
  • Our topics today:

    • USHIRO-UKEMI and MAE-UKEMI with partner exercises
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE, UKE accepts movement but stays alert
    • Change technique to IRIMI-NAGE, if UKE turns away
    • RYOTE-DORI TENCHI-NAGE, expansion from the center, entry with the center
  • Our topics at Arno's class today:

    • Combination of SHIHO-NAGE, KOTEGAESHI, IRIMI-NAGE, KAITEN-NAGE, TENCHI-NAGE. UKE is extended, not thrown.
    • KATATE-DORI UCHI-KAITEN-NAGE OMOTE & URA
    • KATATE-DORI SOTO-KAITEN-NAGE OMOTE & URA

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