Although the Japan embassy is out of bounds to the public for two months or so, that does not signal the end of practising Aikido and thanks to Ben Sempai, who facilitated the availability of our new 'adopted' dojo, we managed to hold a session at the Titanium Fitness gym in Westlands.
As usual the day's session kicked off with a warm up session followed by a round of Mae and Ushiro Ukemi (Tachi Waza) then Ben Sempai guided us throught the following:
-Katatedori Sokumen Irimi Nage.
-Ryote dori Ikkyo (Omote and Ura).
-Ryote dori Kote Gaeshi Omote.
-Ryote dori Irimi Nage.
-Ryote dori Tenchi Nage (Omote and Ura).
-A session of Jiyu Waza featuring the techniques of the day.
Afterwards, we went through an intense physical workout which also included a good workout on the punching bags which were close by.
Even after a sweaty two and a half hour session of Aikido and body workouts, we still had the energy for a photo session:
NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016 AT THE TITANIUM FITNESS GYM, WESTLANDS