Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Amidst the hot and humid January weather, Walter Kohai took us through the day's session beginning with his signature 'Ukemi warm up' followed by Shikko before embarking on the following attacks/techniques:

TACHI WAZA :

-Shomen Uchi Sumi Otoshi (two versions).

-Yokomen Uchi Koshi Nage.

-Yokomen Uchi Kote Gaeshi Omote.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Irimi Nage Ura.

-Ushiro Ryote Tori Kote Gaeshi Omote.

Haishin Undo wrapped up the session.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Joshua Kohai took us through the day’s session kicking it off with warm up exercises followed closely by Mae, Ushiro, Gyaku and Yoko Ukemi (Tachi Waza) as well as a round of Kokyu Nage  before embarking on the following attacks/techniques:

TACHI WAZA :

-Yokomen Uchi Ude Kimenage (Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ude Kimenage for the newcomers)

-Ryote dori Tenchi Nage

-Katatedori Uchi Kaiten Nage (Omote & Ura)

-Yokomen Uchi Gokyo (Ai Hanmi Katatedori Gokyo for the newcomers)

The last five minutes or so featured Jiyu Waza (One Tori & three Uke) before we called it a day.

The newcomers are reminded to observe dojo etiquette especially keeping the finger & toenails trimmed and avoid putting on any jewellery while practising.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 @ THE SAME VENUE



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

The first Aikido session of 2018 at the Japan Information & Culture Centre (JICC) kicked off with a large turnout of newcomers and given the fact that our 'dojo' is not very spacious, we had to make do with the small space by 'dividing' the 'dojo' into two with the newcomers going through the basics such as basic Ukemi, Tsugi Ashi and proper Kamae.

Walter Kohai took charge of the more experienced Aikidoka and it was quite a good start to the year.

A reminder of the following upcoming Aikido events/seminars:

Takeshi Kanazawa Shihan and Jun Satodate Hombu Instructor Tour (H.I.T.) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania between January 27 and 30, 2018

Andreas Schriber Sensei and Klaus Lehan Sensei will be at Nairobi Aikikai between February 5 and 7, 2018

Aikido seminar in Zanzibar between February 9 and 11, 2018

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 @ THE SAME VENUE

Friday, December 15, 2017

Year ending session at the JICC Conference Room on Thursday, December 14, 2017

The last Aikido session of 2017 at the JICC Conference Room kicked off with a warm up session followed thereafter by Mae, Ushiro, Gyaku & Yoko Ukemi all from Tachi Waza as well as Mae & Ushiro Shikko before we went through the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Tai No Tenkan Ho.

-Katatedori Shiho Nage Ura.

-Katatedori Kokyu Nage.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Irimi Nage Omote.

-Kata Gatame emanating from the opening of Ai Hanmi Katatedori.

-The session ended with Haishin undo.

NEXT SESSION AT THE JICC CONFERENCE ROOM: TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

After a warm up session that was followed by Mae, Gyaku and other Ukemi as well as Shikko and a series of breakfalls, Joshua Kohai kicked of the second part of the session with the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Katatedori Koshi Nage.

-Chudan Tsuki Koshi Nage.

-Yokomen Uchi Koshi Nage.

-Yokomen Uchi Ude Kime Nage.

Walter Kohai demonstrated....

-Yokomen Uchi Kote Gaeshi Omote

....and then we wrapped up the session with Kata dori Nikyo Ura.

Haishin Undo was in order after a 'Nage full' session.

A reminder that on Thursday (December 7) and next Tuesday (December 12) no sessions will be held at the JICC Conference Room due to preparations for the upcoming rescheduled Japanese Cultural festival on Saturday, December 9 and the Jamhuri Day public holiday respectively.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

As the turnout continues to decrease, the newcomers that showed up for the session were under the tutelage of Ben Sempai while Walter Kohai took the rest of us through the paces kicking off with warm up exercises followed by a round of Mae, Ushiro, Gyaku & Yoko Ukemi as well as Mae and Ushiro Shikko before we embarked on the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Yokomen Uchi Kote Gaeshi (Omote & Ura).

-Yokomen Uchi Shiho Nage (Omote & Ura).

-Kata Dori Ikkyo & Nikyo (Omote & Ura).

SUWARI WAZA :

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

We wrapped it up with Haishin Undo.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (EITHER & THE JICC OR KEMRI PREMISES)

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