Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

The day's session kicked off rather slowly but nevertheless it began with a brief warm up session courtesy of Joshua Kohai and we were priviledged to have among us Marianne Ostermayer Shidoin (Godan) from the Aikikai Basel dojo in Basel, Switzerland and Klaus Lehan (Yondan) from the Aikido Ikeda dojo-Zurich who joined us later on.

Ostermayer Sensei guided us through the following (all executed from Kiawase):

TACHI WAZA:

Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ikkyo Omote.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Shiho Nage Omote (different version).

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Kote Gaeshi (different version).

Ostermayer Sensei stressed on the importance of maintaining balance and having contact with each other (Uke & Tori) especially in Kiawase.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 @ THE SAME VENUE




Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Walter Kohai kicked off the session with various warm up drills followed by Mae, Ushiro & Yoko Ukemi from Tachi Waza as well as a Shikko 'marathon' before embarking on the day's attacks/techniques which featured among others:

TACHI WAZA :

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Shiho Nage Omote.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Kokyu Nage version.

-Shomen Uchi Irimi Nage Ura.

-Shomen Uchi Kote Gaeshi Ura.

-A version of Ude Kimenage from an  Ai Hanmi Katatedori static position (Kakarigeiko).

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Resumption of Aikido sessions

This is to inform you that aikido sessions resume on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC).

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


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