Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

The turnout witnessed was large just as it was last Tuesday and given the fact that the 'dojo' is not that big, it had to be 'divided' into two with James Kohai taking charge of the more advanced aikidoka, while the newcomers went through the paces learning the basics of Ukemi as well as Kamae, Tsugi Ashi and the stances.

Most of the newcomers have never practised martial arts before and need a lot of guidance especially when it entails dojo etiquette and hopefully we shall manage to accomodate them in our club.

A reminder on the upcoming Japanese cultural festival scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Japan embassy, Nairobi (see poster below):



NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

It was the largest turnout of newcomers witnessed in a while and I am not sure if it is Aikido that is gaining popularity or if it was sheer coincidence but all the same, Ben Sempai was on hand to guide us through the warm up session before taking over the newcomers while the rest of us carried on with the following after a round of Mae, Ushiro, Gyaku & Yoko Ukemi (all in Tachi Waza):

HANMI HANDACHI WAZA :

-Shiho Nage Omote.

-Ryote dori Shiho Nage Omote.

TACHI WAZA :

-Ryote dori Nikyo.

-Chudan Tsuki Kote Gaeshi.

Haishin Undo wrapped up the session for the rest of us.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

The session kicked off with warm up exercises as well as Mae, Ushiro and Gyaku Ukemi courtesy of Joshua Kohai before embarking on the following attacks/techniques:

TACHI WAZA (KAKARIGEIKO) :

-Ushiro Kubishime Kokyu Nage.

-Kokyu Nage from the opening of Ai Hanmi Katatedori.

-Koshi Nage from the opening of Ai Hanmi Katatedori.

-Koshi Nage from Kiawase.

-Koshi Nage from a Muna dori grab.

Haishin Undo wrapped up the session.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 @ THE SAME VENUE

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Joshua Kohai was on hand to take us through the paces and we began with warm up exercises followed thereafter by Mae, Ushiro, Gyaku Ukemi (all from Tachi Waza) as well as Mae and Ushiro Shikko.

The first part of the session culminated with a series of breakfalls before embarking on the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Kokyu Nage version from the opening of Katatedori Ikkyo Omote.

-Morote dori Sumi Otoshi.

-Katatedori Sumi Otoshi.

-Ushiro Ryote dori Juji Nage.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Hiki Otoshi.

Haishin Undo was on hand to wrap up the day's session.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SESSION AT THE JICC HALL,TUESDAY 3,2017

Walter to us over the whole session.exhausting ukemis from mae ukemi and breakfalls.

THE  TECHNIQUES OF THE DAY WERE AS FOLLOWS


RYOTE DORI GENGE KOKYU HO  STRETCH

KATATE RYOTE TORI MAE OTOSHI

RYOTE TORI  KOKYUNAGE

RYOTE TORI  KOTEGAESHI

RYOTE TORI HIKIOTOSHI

RYOTE TORI  SHIHONAGE

RYOTE TORI  JUJIGARAMI





NEXT SESSION THURDAY SAME VENUE



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

It was Toshiyuki Kitayama Sensei's last day of posting in Nairobi and it is with a heavy heart that Nairobi Aikikai bids farewell to Toshi San as he progresses in his career at his new posting which coincidentally will be here in the African continent (if interested to know where, you are required to do 100 Ukemi before I tell you).

The session kicked off with warm up exercises, followed by Mae, Ushiro, Gyaku & Yoko Ukemi (Tachi Waza) as well as Mae & Ushiro Shikko then what followed was as follows:

SUWARI WAZA:

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Nikyo Omote & Ura.

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

TACHI WAZA:

-A version of Irimi Nage from the opening of Katatedori Shiho Nage Omote.

The session ended with Haishin Undo.

Nairobi Aikikai takes this opportunity to send a heartfelt 'asante' to Toshiyuki san for his contribution in the growth of our club durig the last two years and ten months and we hope to see him very soon either here in Kenya, around Africa or even in the land of the rising sun.

Below are some pics together with Toshi San after yesterday's session as well as some memorabilia for Toshi San:








NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Walter Kohai was on hand to guide us through the entire session which kicked off with some warm up exercises followed by a round of Mae & ushiro Ukemi (Tachi Waza) as well as Shikko.

The attacks/techniques included the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Ryote dori Genkei Kokyu Nage.

-Shomen Uchi Kokyu Nage version.

-Shomen Uchi Uchi Kaiten Sankyo Omote & Ura.

-Mune Tsuki Kote Gaeshi Ura.

-Mune Tsuki Ikkyo Omote.

Haishin undo was on hand to stretch the wear backs after a sweaty session.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ THE SAME VENUE

Saturday, September 23, 2017

thursday,21 september 2017

joshua set the ball rolling with good warm up drills from mae ukemi,ushiro ukemi,yoko ukemi and good breakfalls.


All wazas of the day were from al-hamni katate

tori.

ikkyo

udekimenage

sumi-otoshi

kokyunage

shihonage

kotegaeshi

we finalised the session with a well waited hanshin undo.

next class 26th tuesday september 2017

in the same venue.domo arigato gozaimashita

Wednesday, September 20, 2017