Attendees: Sensei, Jay, Anthony
Theme: Yokoman blend
Started class with stretches. Followed by Taino Henko (KH, KNN), Morote Dori Kokyu Ho, Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote and Ura Waza.
Yokomen attack: Back hand raises and strikes at an angle aiming for the side/top of the head. The back foot steps straight in on the line with the attack.
Yokomen uchi blend. Stepping “off the line” with the back hand intercepting the attacking hand before the attacking hand can cross the plane of the attackers body/shoulder. The forward hand performs a strike to the face. From here the technique being performed dictates how the hands lead.
Yokomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote and Ura Waza
– A common issue in class was “getting around” so that the direction of the movement matched the “Shomen Ikkyo” counterpart.
Yokomen Uchi Nikkyo Omote and Ura Waza
– For Ura waza getting the “hands” to work out took some effort. On omote it was the nikkyo hand, on ura it was the wrist grab.
Attendees: Sensei, Jay, Taylor, Sat, Anthony, Issabel, Paul
Theme: 6th KYU test preparation.
Rolls, Irimi, Tenkan, Eight Directions, Taino Henko (KH and KNN), Morote Dori Kokyu Ho, Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote Waza, 1st Jo and Bokken Suburi (Ichi No Suburi, Cho Ku Tsuki), Kokyu Dosa.
Sat passed his 6th KYU test!!
Attendees: Sensei, Charlie, Shane, Jay, Taylor, Anthony, Paul, Chris
Irimi and Tenkan – practice against Sensei attacking with tano.
Katate Dori Kote Gaeshi – Traditional Kote Gaeshi with prone pin.
Katate Dori Kote Gaeshi – Two step across front for lead, standing pin after throw.
Katate Dori Kokyu Nage Variant
The “Katata Dori Kokyu Nage” variant: Perform a shihonage grab off of the 1/2 tenkan, lead the uke with the shihonage grab to expose their back (kokyu!). Free hand rests on the opposite shoulder. Step towards the lead hand with your front foot, full tenkan while pulling your weight into the shoulder.
- For the experienced students the attacks for irimi and tenkan were aggressive and looked to wait for a moment when the person was “anticipating” the attack to get them off balance. Advanced students should learn to relax and react when appropriate.
- For all students, make sure to breath out and settle after each technique. Give yourself a 2 second pause to correct any issues and lock in the feeling of the move.
Theme: Traditional Takemusu Aikido class start and 6th KYU test material.
Attendees: Sensei, Jay, Taylor, Jen, Anthony, Paul
Forward and Backward rolls, forward shiko, backward shiko
Irimi and Tenkan
Taino Henko (KH and KNN)
Morote Dori Kokyu Ho (KH only)
Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote Waza
Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Ura Waza
Today’s class covered the traditional start for an Takemusu Iwama-ryu class. All the items in the list above between “forward and backward rools” to “Morote Dori Kokyu Ho” will eventually be able to be performed in the first 15 minutes of class.
Theme: Kokyu Ho
Attendees: Sensei, Shane, Jay, Taylor, Anthony, Paul
Forward and Backward rolls, forward shiko, backward shiko (everybody)
Forward to backward rolls, spinning shiko (advanced belts)
Irimi and Tenkan
Morote Dori Kokyu Ho (KH and KNN)
Katate Dori Kokyu Ho(KH, KNN, Direct Entry)
Ryote Dori Kokyu Ho (KH and KNN)
Areas for improvements mentioned during class:
- BIG CIRCLES with the arm when performing Kokyu Ho.
- Ki no nagari not only means to be in motion for the blend, but to also continue a fluid motion throughout the technique.
Sensei was out on vacation. For this period of time Sempai Shane and Jay lead the classes.
For weapons the 7 bokken suburi were covered along with a few awase.
For ti-jujitsu we covered as much of the traditional class start and 6th KYU test:
- Forward and backward rolls
- Forward shiko
- 8-direction move
- Irimi and Tenkan
- Taeno Henko (KH and KNN)
- Morote Dori Kokyu Ho
- Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote Waza (demonstration only).
Very happy to have students and family from Sensei’s other dojo in class today.
- Ushiro Ryote Dori Kote Gaeshi
- Ushiro Ryote Dori Kote Gaeshi Ki No Nagare (kneeling arm pin)
- Ushiro Ryote Dori Kote Gaeshi Ki No Nagare (front foot “step back” blend, standing arm bar)
- Ushiro Ryote Dori Kokyu Ho
- Ushiro Ryote Dori Kokyu Ho Ki No Nagare (back foot “step forward” blend)
Ushiro Ryote Dori Shiho Nage Omote Waza
Ushiro Ryote Dori Shiho Nage Omote Waza Ki No Nagare
After learning the static form Sensei covered a number of different blends in motion, all resulting in Shiho Nage Omote Waza.
Today’s class was the first time Suwari waza techniques were introduced in the John’s Creek class.
- 10 forward rolls
- 10 backward rolls
- Forward and backward shiko
- Shomen uchi ikkyo omote waza
- Suwari waza shomen uchi ikkyo omote waza
- Shomen uchi ikkyo ura waza
- Suwari waza shomen uchi ikkyo ura waza
- Mune tsuki kote gaeshi
- Hanmi handachi mune tsuki kote gaeshi
- Kokyu dosa
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