Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Once again Joshua Kohai led us through the warm up exercises which were followed by Mae and Ushiro Ukemi (Tachi Waza) and Shikko.

Toshiyuki San took over the rest of the session and what followed next was as follows:

TACHI WAZA :

-Ryote Dori Koshi Nage.

-Ryote Dori Kokyu Nage (three versions)

*Three Tori doing the three versions of Ryote Dori Kokyu Nage (Kakarigeiko)

Toshiyuki San stressed the importance of Tori lowering the body and using the 'Koshi' part and not the entire back when executing Koshi Nage.

Haishin Undo ended the day's session.

NEXT SESSION AT THE JICC CONFERENCE ROOM: EARLY SEPTEMBER 2017 (DATE TBC)


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Joshua Kohai briefly led us through the warm up exercises as well as Mae and Ushiro Ukemi (Tachi Waza) and Shikko before kicking off the session with the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Ryote Dori Tenchi Nage.

Toshiyuki San took over the remaining session with the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Ryote Dori Koshi Nage.

-Ryote Dori Kokyu Nage.

-Ryote Dori Irimi Nage.

-Ryote Dori Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

Ryote Dori Kote Gaeshi Omote & Ura.

SUWARI WAZA :

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

We ended the session with Haishin Undo.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JUNE 29 @ THE SAME VENUE

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Being away on Tuesday to attend to an official undertaking, I was eager to do some vigorous Ukemi and Toshiyuki San did not disappoint.

After a brief warm up session followed by Mae & Ushiro Ukemi (Tachi Waza) as well as Mae Shikko, Toshi San set the ball rolling with the following:

HANMI HANDACHI WAZA :

-Kokyu Nage (three versions).

TACHI WAZA :

-Katatedori Kokyu Nage (three versions).

-Morote Dori Kokyu Nage.

The day ended with Haishin Undo.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JUNE 27 @ THE SAME VENUE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

It was a sweaty and vigorous session thanks to Toshiyuki San who kicked it off with his usual 'Japanese style' warm up exercises followed by a round of Ushiro Ukemi as well as Mae Ukemi and Shikko before we got down to the following:

HANMI HANDACHI WAZA :

-Shiho Nage.

-Ryote Dori Shiho Nage Omote.

SUWARI WAZA ;

-Zagi kokyu Ho.

TACHI WAZA :

-Shomen Uchi Irimi Nage.

-Morote Dori Kokyu Nage (Kakarigeiko).

Haishin Undo was in order to stretch the weary backs.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JUNE 20 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Toshiyuki San guided us through the warm up session followed closely by Mae and Ushiro Ukemi from Tachi Waza and Toshi San seized the opportunity to focus on techniques based on Ukemi given the fact that there were only a handful of us.

SUWARI WAZA :

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

TACHI WAZA :

-Katatedori Shiho Nage Omote & Ura.

-Yokomen Uchi Shiho Nage Omote.

-Morote Dori Kokyu Nage.

A good old back stretch (Haishin Undo) was a welcome relief to relieve the sore backs after an 'Ukemi full' session.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JUNE 15 @ THE SAME VENUE

Monday, June 12, 2017

THE KEY TO AIKI SPIRIT

The ZEN monk Takuan(1573-1645),whowas a confidant of yagyu munemori(1571-1646),master swordsman of the house of tokugawa,wrote in a short treatise,the true and wondrous sword of tai-a;


The art of the sword consist of never being concerned with victory or defeat ,with strength or weakness,of not moving one step forward ,nor one step backward,of the enemy not seeing me and me not seeing my enemy.penetrating to that which is fundamental before the separation of heaven and earth where even male or female cannot reach,one instantly attains perfection/proficiency in the art.


yagyu munemori himself stresses the overcoming of ego through self discipline in the art of swordsmanship. 

the goal of training in the martial arts is to overcome six kind of diseases; 

the desire of 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

ultimately,physical.psychological and spiritual mastery are one and the same.

the egoless self is open,flexible,supple,fluid and dynamic in body,mind and spirit.

thanks 
thursday 8th 2017,session at the JICC conference

san toshiyuki wasn't available for the session ,walter kicked off the dojo with great enthusiasm and his all loved shikko-ho.we first began with intensive ukemis from mawari to ushiro thereafter finalising with stretching.

techniques done

tsuki uchi-katagatame 

morotedori jujinage

ryotedori shihonage omote 
ryotedori  shihonage ura

we wrapped the session with hanshin undo.


next session;june 12,2017  same venue

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

We were back at the 'dojo' for more Aikido and the turn out was quite large with a few newcomers but as it is the case always, it appears most of them showed up for Karate but were informed the intake date is not yet due.

After warming up and a round of Ukemi (Tachi Waza) featuring Mae, Ushiro and Gyaku Ukemi, we went through the following attacks/techniques:

SUWARI WAZA :

-Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote.

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

TACHI WAZA :

-Tai No tenkan Ho.

-Katatedori Shiho Nage Omote & Ura.

-Genkei Kokyu nage.

We wrapped it up with Haishin Undo.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JUNE 6 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

The outcome was manageable which is appreciated since more space is available for Ukemi and the like.

Warm up exercises followed by Mae and Ushiro Ukemi (Tachi Waza) as well as break falls and Shikko kicked off the session.

The better part of the session featured the following:

SUWARI WAZA :

-Shomen Uchi Irimi Nage.

-Reverse Kote Gaeshi.

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

TACHI WAZA :

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Sankyo (Omote & Ura).

-'MMA version' of Ai Hanmi Katatedori Kote Gaeshi.

Haishin Undo wrapped up the session.

REMINDER: NO AIKIDO SESSION ON  THURSDAY, JUNE 1 DUE TO THE MADARAKA DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JUNE 6 @ THE SAME VENUE

Saturday, May 27, 2017

NO AIKIDO AT THE JICC AS FROM JULY 4, 2017 UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 2017

For those not aware, there will be no Aikido sessions at the JICC as from Tuesday, July 4, 2017 up until September, 2017.

More details: http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/Aikido.html