Wednesday, August 15, 2018

14TH AUGUST 2018,SESSION AT JICC HALL

SESSION GUIDED BY SEMPAI JOSHUA

all attacks were from katatori,the executions were as follows
katatori shihonage
katatori kotegaeshi
katatori hijikime nikkyo osae
uchikaiten sankyo 
 also applications such aihamni katatori nikyo kotegaeshi
gyakuhamni katatori aikigoshi(tenkan irimi)



next session on thursday 16th august 2018 at 5pm

Monday, August 13, 2018

the aiki spirit

The spirit of aiki

The tedious, repetitious and monotonous learning routine tests the student's commitment and will power,but it also reduces stubbornness, curbs willfulness and eliminates bad habits of the body and mind. In the process,his or her real strength,character and potential begin to emerge.the spiritual mastery is inseparable from the psychological but begins only after an intensive and lengthy period of training.

Yagyu mumenori himself stressed on overcoming the ego through self discipline in the art of swordsmanship. In a treatise known as "the household transmission on the art of fighting he writes that the goal of training in the martial arts is to overcome six kinds of diseases:

The desire for victory,
The desire to rely on technical cunning,
The desire to show off,
The desire to psychologically overwhelm the opponent,
The desire to remain passive in order to wait for an opening and
The desire to become free of these diseases.

The egoless self is open,flexible, supple, fluid and dynamic in body,mind and spirit.
Such a way thinking is the essence of all the martial and cultural ways in the Japanese tradition.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Once again it was Ben Sempai who took us through the day's session that kicked off as usual with warm up exercises followed by the basics of Mae and Ushiro Ukemi from Suwari Waza.

The focus was a Shomen Uchi attack and how to safely counter the attack.

We went through Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote & Ura which laid the foundation for other techniques from the said attack.

It was Zagi Kokyu Ho and Haishin Undo that wrapped up the day's session.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, APRIL 17 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Ben Sempai guided us through the entire session that kicked off with warm up drills followed by a series of Ukemi rolls before embarking on the day's agenda which was the basics of 'opening up' Uke during an attack.

We went through the opening of Ikkyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo and Gokyo from a Katatedori stance the focus being on unbalancing Uke and executing a technique from a static stance.

Zagi Kokyu Ho and Haishin Undo wrapped up the session.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, APRIL 12 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Ben Sempai took us through warm up exercises as well as Mae and Ushiro Ukemi (Suwari Waza & Tachi Waza) before Andi Sensei took over the rest of the session beginning with the basics of Tai Sabaki as well as the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Chudan Tsuki Kote Gaeshi and Ikkyo both Omote respectively.

-Ushiro Ryote dori Kokyu Nage.

Andi Sensei reiterated the importance of Maai and proper Tai Sabaki  which he stressed comes with regular training.

Klaus Sensei was caught up in traffic and joined us the last 20 minutes of the session by watching on the sidelines.

Grading for those not travelling to Zanzibar for the Aikido seminar is today at the JICC main hall at 16:00 hours.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ THE SAME VENUE

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

We kicked off the new month with an intense work out that featured the dreaded burpees, followed by Mae Ukemi (Tachi Waza) and Shikko.

The techniques of the day were as follows:

SUWARI WAZA :

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

HANMI HANDACHI WAZA :

-Shiho Nage (two versions)

TACHI WAZA :

-Katatedori Shiho Nage (Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu version).

*The Seido shop is offering 10% off on all iaito and Katanakake this month! More information is available on their website (https://www.seidoshop.com/)

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 @ THE SAME VENUE

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Despite having rained shortly outside, the 'dojo' was quite humid and after warm up exercises as well as a round of Ukemi courtesy of Joshua Kohai, we went through the following attacks:

TACHI WAZA :

-Kata Dori Menuchi Kote Gaeshi Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Nikyo Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Sanyo Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Hiji Kime Osae.

We wrapped it up with Haishin Undo.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Joshua Kohai took us through the entire session kicking off with warm up exercises, followed by various Ukemi and breakfalls then what followed next was:

TACHI WAZA (KATA DORI MENUCHI ATTACK) :

-Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Nikyo Omote & Ura.

-Sankyo Omote & Ura.

-Irimi Nage Ura.

-Shiho Nage Omote & Ura.

The session ended with Haishin Undo.

A few reminders:

-Payments of the monthly fees.

-Observation of Aikido etiquette.

-Upcoming seminars in Tanzania & Zanzibar respectively.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 @ THE SAME VENUE