It was an honour to have Andreas Schriber Sensei grace us with his presence and for those who know Andi Sensei, the session was technical and detailed to the core!
The session commenced with light warm up drills to prepare us for the techniques.
Shikko was also on the 'menu' and Andi Sensei took us through on how to effectively execute Shikko (Mae, Ushiro and Irimi Tenkan) before Andi Sensei guided us through the following:
TACHI WAZA :
-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ikkyo Omote & Ura respectively.
-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Nikyo Omote & Ura respectively.
-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Sankyo Omote & Ura respectively.
-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Yonkyo Omote & Ura respectively.
-Ushiro Ryote Dori Sankyo and Kote Gaeshi respectively.
Andi Sensei reminded us (especially for the ones with Yonkyu and above) to develop the instinct of not letting Uke grab one's hand when in a static positon.
I came across an interesting article about Andi Sensei who apart from being an ardent practitioner of Aikido, is also a journalist and an environmentalist.
NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 @ THE SAME VENUE