We had a visiting guest from Scotland. His name is Angus. He explained that he was born in Kenya, but has always lived in Scotland. He holds the rank of Godan, Okuden.
During the first half of the session, we tried to remind ourselves how to do Tachi waza ryoute dori ikkyo omote. We have been focusing on this technique for some time now.
Next, we tried Tachi waza yokomen uchi shiho nage omote.
During the second half, Angus took some time to expound on a few aikido basics. One of them was something called the ‘ki test’. Its not something I can explain in writing, so I will leave it there. He took us through a few basic techniques including ushiro ryoute dori kote gaeshi, and gyaku hanmi katate dori shiho nage omote. Angus had a wealth of information to share with us, but time was not on our side. However, we shall treasure and keep what we were able to learn from him. More about him can be found in the following link; http://www.highlandkisociety.co.uk/
As a parting gift, he left us a book, titled ‘The Spirit of Aikido’ by Kisshoumaru Ueshiba. This will be added to our library collection, and the first borrower is Anthony Cutter.
NEXT SESSION; Tuesday, 9th August 2016, same venue. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Damages: 300 bob. Welcome.
Below is a photo that we took with our guest after class.