The workouts we have been going through will no doubt count in developing stamina and to some extent flexibility.
Daniel Sempai kicked off the session with Funakogi Undo followed by light stretching warm up drills before we got down and sweaty with Mae and Ushiro Ukemi from both Suwari Waza and Tachi Waza followed by some intense workouts that also featured the dreaded star jumps.
We also went through the basics of a Shomen Uchi attack simulating holding a sword and sliding forwards as well as backwards.
Daniel Sempai later on guided us through the following basics:
-Opening of Katatedori Shiho Nage without the Nage part where Tori stretched Uke's back.
-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Hiji Waza.
-Katatedori Kokyu Nage.
-Jiyu Waza featuring the techniques of the day.
N.B. There will be no Aikido session on Tuesday, September 27 due to unavoidable circumstances.
NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ THE SAME VENUE