Sunday, 9 March 2014

Our topics today:

  • TAI-SABAKI without and with raising hands (sword movement), short form with closed foot position, backwards form
  • USHIRO-UKEMI from kneeling and standing position
  • Exercise for passing, guiding and rolling, with release from grip (GYAKU-HANMI) KATATE-DORI

Exam techniques for 5th kyu, part 2 (URA entry):

  • Technique IKKYO to the attack AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI
  • Technique IKKYO to the attack SHOMEN-UCHI
  • Technique SHIHO-NAGE to the attack AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI
  • Technique SHIHO-NAGE to the attack (GYAKU-HANMI) KATATE-DORI

More information and videos are available on the Glossary pages (simply follow the links in the tooltips).

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Our topics today:

  • TAI-SABAKI without and with raising hands (sword movement)
  • MAE-UKEMI from kneeling and standing position
  • Forward roll from technique KOKYU-HO to the attack RYOTE-DORI (at SUWARI-WAZA level)

Exam techniques for 5th kyu, part 1:

  • Technique IKKYO to the attack AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI in the OMOTE form
  • Technique IKKYO to the attack SHOMEN-UCHI in the OMOTE form
  • Technique SHIHO-NAGE to the attack AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI in the OMOTE form
  • Technique SHIHO-NAGE to the attack (GYAKU-HANMI) KATATE-DORI in the OMOTE form; if only KATATE-DORI is requested, it always refers to the GYAKU-HANMI position

In exams, both OMOTE and URA entries are shown. KOKYU-HO is also part of the exam syllabus.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Today's topics:

  • TAI-SABAKI with and without lifting the hands (sword movement)
  • USHIRO-UKEMI from kneeling position
  • MAE-UKEMI from kneeling position
  • MUSUBI exercise using shoulder and other contact points, guiding the partner
  • Technique KOKYU-NAGE against RYOKATA-DORI attack (TACHI-WAZA level)
  • Application of technique in RANDORI ("Zombie attack")
  • Technique IKKYO against attack KATATE-DORI from AI-HANMI position

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Today's topics:

  • USHIRO-UKEMI (rolling backwards) from kneeling and standing position
  • MAE-UKEMI (rolling forward) from kneeling and standing position
  • Application in the technique UDEKIME-NAGE from attack AI-HANMI KATATE-DORI with URA entry; see video from 12 January
  • Presentation for the Taunus Zeitung newspaper: SUWARI-WAZA, HANMI-HANDACHI-WAZA and TACHI-WAZA
  • MUSUBI (connection) exercise using shoulder contact
  • Application in the technique IKKYO from attack KATA-DORI (grip of one shoulder) with OMOTE and URA entries

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Today's topics:

  • SUWARI-WAZA (techniques from a kneeling position): IKKYO (arm-stretching pin) from SHOMEN-UCHI attack (straight blow from above)
  • TACHI-WAZA (techniques from a standing position), part 1: IKKYO from SHOMEN-UCHI. Principles OMOTE (enter in front of the partner) and URA (enter in the partner's back)
  • TACHI-WAZA, part 2: IRIMI-NAGE technique (direct-entry throw) from SHOMEN-UCHI; there is no distinction of OMOTE and URA in this technique

Follow the link IRIMI-NAGE to watch a video of the technique. Unlike shown in that video, we ended it with a backwards roll rather than a break fall.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Today's topics:

  • UKEMI, part 1: rolling from a kneeling position, application in KOKYU-HO technique
  • UKEMI, part 2: rolling from a standing position, application in UDEKIME-NAGE technique
  • Attack SHOMEN-UCHI (straight blow from above) and passing movements
  • Contact work with back of the hand
  • IKKYO technique (arm-stretching lever) from SHOMEN-UCHI attack
  • Application of principles OMOTE (moving into the front of the partner) and URA (moving into the partner's back)

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Today's topics:

  • SHIKKO (walking on knees) with a focus on hip movement
  • UKEMI, part 1: rolling forward from kneeling position
  • Application with technique KOKYU-HO (throw from kneeling position, both wrists are grabbed)
  • UKEMI, part 2: rolling forward from standing position
  • UKEMI, part 3: rolling backward, from kneeling and standing position
  • Application with technique TENCHI-NAGE (Heaven & Earth throw), attack RYOTE-DORI (grabbing both wrists) from position GYAKU-HANMI (partners in mirror position)

Follow the link TENCHI-NAGE or go to the Glossary to watch videos showing the technique.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Short summary of yesterday's practice: UKEMI (rolling) forwards and backwards, technique SHIHO-NAGE to the attack KATATE-DORI (grab your partner's wrist with one hand) from the position AI-HANMI (both partners have the same foot in front).

We practised the OMOTE form (enter in front of the partner). Please follow the link SHIHO-NAGE to watch a video of the technique.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Today's topics:

  • Theory: UKE (attacker) and TORI (executes the technique)
  • TAI-SABAKI: passing with a step and a turn of the hips
  • UKEMI, part 1: rolling forward from kneeling position
  • Application using the technique KOKYU-HO (throw from kneeling position) where both wrists are grabbed
  • UKEMI, part 2: rolling forward from a standing position
  • Application using the technique UDEKIME-NAGE (throw using an elbow lever) on a KATATE-DORI attack (grab your partner's wrist) from the position AI-HANMI (both partners with the same foot in front)
  • Technique IKKYO (arm-stretching lever) to the same attack

Follow the link UDEKIME-NAGE to watch a video of the application that we practised, passing the partner using TAI-SABAKI (between 0:58 - 1:08 min).

More Information

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