Keiko Diary

  • Our topics today:

    • YOKOMEN-UCHI, basics & exercises, direct entry
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE URA, contact and folding of lower arm (similar to SOTO-KAITEN-NAGE, forwarding form)
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE URA, same entry, but throwing via contact in the crook of the ellbow (returning form)
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE OMOTE, kneeling in front of UKE
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI UDEKIME-NAGE, from IRIMI-TENKAN entrance
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOTEGAESHI
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI IRIMI-NAGE
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE-NANAME
  • Our topics today:

    AIKIKEN

    • SHOMEN-UCHI, stop attack by controlling the wrist
    • SHOMEN-UCHI, counter with YOKOMEN-UCHI from OMOTE and URA position
    • SHOMEN-UCHI, counter with KESA-GIRI

    AIKIDO

    • YOKOMEN-UCHI IKKYO in OMOTE and URA, dynamic forms
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE in OMOTE and URA
  • Our topics today:

    • Grading curriculum for 7th KYU with partner exercises
    • TAI-NO-TENKAN
    • (GYAKU-HANMI) KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE
    • SUWARI-WAZA KOKYU-HO
    • (GYAKU-HANMI) KATATE-DORI SOTO-KAITEN-NAGE, long and short form
    • (GYAKU-HANMI) KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE (similar to IKKYO-NAGE, but without changing grip)
  • Our topics today:

    • UKEMI progression
    • Working with the connection from AI-HANMI palm contact
    • IKKYO from AI-HANMI contact
    • AI-HANMI-KATATE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE
    • AI-HANMI-KATATE-DORI SANKYO
    • AI-HANMI-KATATE-DORI UCHI-KAITEN-SANKYO
    • AI-HANMI-KATATE-DORI JIU-WAZA
  • Our topics today:

    • TAI-NO-TENKAN
    • KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE
    • KATATE-DORI JIU-WAZA
    • KATA-DORI NIKYO in OMOTE & URA, focus on making UKE's back foot light
    • JODAN-TSUKI IKKYO in OMOTE & URA, extending the punch
    • JODAN-TSUKI HIJI-KIME-OSAE, cutting down and using shoulder for pin (rather than ellbow)
    • JODAN-TSUKI KOKYU-NAGE, 90 degrees
  • Our topics at Arno's keiko today:

    • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI IKKYO OMOTE
    • USHIRO-RYOHIJI-DORI IKKYO OMOTE
    • USHIRO-RYOKATA-DORI IKKYO OMOTE
  • Our topics today:

    • Contact, presence and extension
    • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI, basics of the attack
    • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE
    • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI SANKYO
    • USHIRO-RYOTE-DORI KOTEGAESHI, short form
    • RYOKATA-DORI KOKYU-NAGE
  • Our topics today:

    • AIKI-TAISO for 7th KYU
    • TAI-NO-TENKAN
    • KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE in URA and OMOTE
    • KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE-NANAME in URA
    • KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE and URA
    • SUWARI-WAZA KOKYU-HO
  • Our topics at today's keiko:

    • UKEMI progression to high fall from KOTEGAESHI
    • KOTEGAESHI, basics of the technique (entry)
    • KOTEGAESHI variants
    • SHOMEN-UCHI IRIMI-NAGE, focus on timing (connecting with UKE's movement)
    • KATATE-DORI SHIHO-NAGE in OMOTE and URA, focus on continous extension (just enough to extend UKE's movement)
    • SHOMEN-UCHI JIU-WAZA
  • Our topics today:

    • Contac exercises
    • KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE (similar to SUMI-OTOSHI)
    • KATATE-DORI UDEKIME-NAGE in URA and OMOTE, focus on extending and entering
    • KATATE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE via turning in on the OMOTE side
    • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE with contact in the crook of the ellbow
    • QI-GONG sequence as exercise for shifting balance
    • SHOMEN-UCHI IKKYO-NAGE
    • SUWARI-WAZA KOKYU-HO
  • Our topics at today's keiko:

    • MOROTE-DORI, basics of the attack
    • MOROTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE, UKE moves forward
    • MOROTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE, UKE is static
    • MOROTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE-NANAME, UKE moves backwards
    • MOROTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE in OMOTE, TORI kneels in front of UKE
    • MOROTE-DORI SOTO-KAITEN-NAGE
    • MOROTE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE
  • Our topics today:

    AIKI-JO

    • JO basics
    • 7 KATA

    AIKIDO

    • JO: stepping out of the attack with turn of the hip
    • JO-DORI KOKYU-NAGE-NANAME (demonstration)
    • KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE-NANAME
    • KATATE-DORI UDEKIME-NAGE
  • Our topics at today's keiko with Jörn:

    • KATATE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE
    • RYOTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE
    • RYOTE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE in URA (short and long form)
    • RYOTE-DORI KOTEGAESHI in OMOTE and URA
    • RYOTE-DORI UDEKIME-NAGE
  • Our topics at today's keiko with Jörn:

    • High-fall exercises
    • Dealing with the KATATE-DORI grip
    • KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE and URA
    • KATATE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE in URA
    • KATATE-DORI KOTEGAESHI in URA
  • Our topics today:

    Beginners' Course, Part 4

    • UKEMI exercises: rolling backwards and forwards, coming down softly
    • SHOMEN-UCHI: straight strike from above, passing exercises
    • SHOMEN-UCHI IKKYO, arm pin in OMOTE and URA

    Aikido Advanced

    • Special entries from SHOMEN-UCHI
    • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE (similar SOTO-KAITEN-NAGE)
    • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE with contact in the crook of the elbow
    • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE, diving and entering into the center
  • 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
    • Partner exercise: dive under SHOMEN-UCHI and counter with YOKOMEN-UCHI (diagonal cut to temple)
    • Partner exercise: countering the above YOKOMEN-UCHI

    Aikido Advanced

    • Distance, timing, IRIMI basics
    • SHOMEN-UCHI IRIMI-NAGE
    • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE, leading through contact in the crook of the arm
  • Our topics today:

    • MOROTE-DORI, relax shoulders and stay centered
    • MOROTE-DORI IKKYO-NAGE via KAITEN-TENKAN ("turn away and back to partner")
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE, extend UKE's arm and enter
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IKKYO in URA, "push away" from UKE and extend arm
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI IRIMI-NAGE, OMOTE and URA and on the line
    • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI KOTEGAESHI in OMOTE and URA
  • UOur topics today:

    Beginners' Course, part 2

    • Rolling backwards, partner exercises
    • "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
    • RYOTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE: extend two-handed attack by kneeling down and "taking off invisible coat"

    Aikido Advanced

    • RYOTE-DORI KOKYU-NAGE, variation with IRIMI-KAITEN entry (simultaneously move arms like UCHI-KAITEN "to the wrong side", free lower hand) and throw via TENKAN-IRIMI (sword cut movement), execution needs permanent body contact
    • RYOTE-DORI SHIHO-NAGE, focus on extension and spiral movement (always forwards)
    • Differences of execution in OMOTE, URA and on the line
  • Our topics today:

    Beginners' Course, Part 1

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

    Aikido Advanced

    • RYOKATA-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE and URA
    • RYOKATA-DORI SOTO-KAITEN-NAGE
  • Our topics at today's keiko:

    • YOKOMEN-UCHI IKKYO from IRIMI and IRIMI-TENKAN entrances
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI IRIMI-NAGE in OMOTE
    • YOKOMEN-UCHI KOTEGAESHI in OMOTE
    • Focus: use of center
    • KAESHI-WAZA opportunities, if center is not used well

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