Monday, 13 May 2019

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

Sunday, 12 May 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
  • 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

Thursday, 9 May 2019

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

Monday, 6 May 2019

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

Sunday, 5 May 2019

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

Thursday, 2 May 2019

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

Monday, 29 April 2019

Our topics today:

  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI UDEKIME-NAGE in OMOTE and URA
  • AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI SHIHO-NAGE in OMOTE and URA
  • KOKYU-HO

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Our topics today:

AIKIKEN

  • KESA-GIRI
  • KESA-GIRI partner exercise
  • SHOMEN-UCHI IRIMI entry
  • SHOMEN-UCHI cut into crook of the ellbow

AIKIDO

  • SHOMEN-UCHI cut in the crook of the ellbow
  • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE/SUMI-OTOSHI
  • SHOMEN-UCHI KOTEGAESHI

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Our topic today: HENKA-WAZA

  • HENKA-WAZA variantions from AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI and MEN-UCHI IKKYO: develop a sense for UKE's balance and movement pattern
  • IKKYO to KOKYU-NAGE, SHIHO-NAGE, UDEKIME-NAGE, IRIMI-NAGE or USHIRO-KIRI-OTOSHI, depending on UKE's reaction
  • KATATE-DORI UCHI-KAITEN-NAGE to KOKYU-NAGE

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Our topics today:

AIKIKEN

  • SHOMEN-UCHI
  • KESA-GIRI
  • KUMITACHI: KESA-GIRI vs. SHOMEN-UCHI
  • SHOMEN-UCHI, direct entry on the line (from MU-GAMAE)
  • SHOMEN-UCHI, cutting up and down into the ellbow

AIKIDO

  • SHOMEN-UCHI KOKYU-NAGE, four variants
  • MOROTE-DORI IRIMI-KAITEN (OMOTE)
  • MOROTE-DORI, extension from the centre

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Our topics today:

  • UKEMI
  • RYOKATA-DORI KOKYU-NAGE in OMOTE and URA
  • KATA-DORI IKKYO in OMOTE and URA
  • SUWARI-WAZA KOKYU-HO

Monday, 15 April 2019

Our topics today:

  • MOROTE-DORI, sending UKE forward from OMOTE entry
  • MOROTE-DORI JIU-WAZA
  • KATA-DORI IKKYO
  • RYOTE-DORI TENCHI-NAGE in OMOTE and URA, inspired by Jan Nevelius
  • KATATE-DORI SHIHO-NAGE in OMOTE and URA, inspired by Jan Nevelius
  • JODAN-TSUKI IKKYO-NAGE
  • JODAN-TSUKI IKKYO

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