Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Once again it was Ben Sempai who took us through the day's session that kicked off as usual with warm up exercises followed by the basics of Mae and Ushiro Ukemi from Suwari Waza.

The focus was a Shomen Uchi attack and how to safely counter the attack.

We went through Shomen Uchi Ikkyo Omote & Ura which laid the foundation for other techniques from the said attack.

It was Zagi Kokyu Ho and Haishin Undo that wrapped up the day's session.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, APRIL 17 @ THE SAME VENUE

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Ben Sempai guided us through the entire session that kicked off with warm up drills followed by a series of Ukemi rolls before embarking on the day's agenda which was the basics of 'opening up' Uke during an attack.

We went through the opening of Ikkyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo and Gokyo from a Katatedori stance the focus being on unbalancing Uke and executing a technique from a static stance.

Zagi Kokyu Ho and Haishin Undo wrapped up the session.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, APRIL 12 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Ben Sempai took us through warm up exercises as well as Mae and Ushiro Ukemi (Suwari Waza & Tachi Waza) before Andi Sensei took over the rest of the session beginning with the basics of Tai Sabaki as well as the following:

TACHI WAZA :

-Chudan Tsuki Kote Gaeshi and Ikkyo both Omote respectively.

-Ushiro Ryote dori Kokyu Nage.

Andi Sensei reiterated the importance of Maai and proper Tai Sabaki  which he stressed comes with regular training.

Klaus Sensei was caught up in traffic and joined us the last 20 minutes of the session by watching on the sidelines.

Grading for those not travelling to Zanzibar for the Aikido seminar is today at the JICC main hall at 16:00 hours.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ THE SAME VENUE

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

We kicked off the new month with an intense work out that featured the dreaded burpees, followed by Mae Ukemi (Tachi Waza) and Shikko.

The techniques of the day were as follows:

SUWARI WAZA :

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Zagi Kokyu Ho.

HANMI HANDACHI WAZA :

-Shiho Nage (two versions)

TACHI WAZA :

-Katatedori Shiho Nage (Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu version).

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NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 @ THE SAME VENUE

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Despite having rained shortly outside, the 'dojo' was quite humid and after warm up exercises as well as a round of Ukemi courtesy of Joshua Kohai, we went through the following attacks:

TACHI WAZA :

-Kata Dori Menuchi Kote Gaeshi Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Nikyo Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Sanyo Omote & Ura.

-Chudan Tsuki Hiji Kime Osae.

We wrapped it up with Haishin Undo.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Joshua Kohai took us through the entire session kicking off with warm up exercises, followed by various Ukemi and breakfalls then what followed next was:

TACHI WAZA (KATA DORI MENUCHI ATTACK) :

-Ikkyo Omote & Ura.

-Nikyo Omote & Ura.

-Sankyo Omote & Ura.

-Irimi Nage Ura.

-Shiho Nage Omote & Ura.

The session ended with Haishin Undo.

A few reminders:

-Payments of the monthly fees.

-Observation of Aikido etiquette.

-Upcoming seminars in Tanzania & Zanzibar respectively.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 @ THE SAME VENUE


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2017 session at the JICC Conference Room

Amidst the hot and humid January weather, Walter Kohai took us through the day's session beginning with his signature 'Ukemi warm up' followed by Shikko before embarking on the following attacks/techniques:

TACHI WAZA :

-Shomen Uchi Sumi Otoshi (two versions).

-Yokomen Uchi Koshi Nage.

-Yokomen Uchi Kote Gaeshi Omote.

-Ai Hanmi Katatedori Irimi Nage Ura.

-Ushiro Ryote Tori Kote Gaeshi Omote.

Haishin Undo wrapped up the session.

NEXT SESSION: TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 @ THE SAME VENUE

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

Joshua Kohai took us through the day’s session kicking it off with warm up exercises followed closely by Mae, Ushiro, Gyaku and Yoko Ukemi (Tachi Waza) as well as a round of Kokyu Nage  before embarking on the following attacks/techniques:

TACHI WAZA :

-Yokomen Uchi Ude Kimenage (Ai Hanmi Katatedori Ude Kimenage for the newcomers)

-Ryote dori Tenchi Nage

-Katatedori Uchi Kaiten Nage (Omote & Ura)

-Yokomen Uchi Gokyo (Ai Hanmi Katatedori Gokyo for the newcomers)

The last five minutes or so featured Jiyu Waza (One Tori & three Uke) before we called it a day.

The newcomers are reminded to observe dojo etiquette especially keeping the finger & toenails trimmed and avoid putting on any jewellery while practising.

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 @ THE SAME VENUE



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 session at the JICC Conference Room

The first Aikido session of 2018 at the Japan Information & Culture Centre (JICC) kicked off with a large turnout of newcomers and given the fact that our 'dojo' is not very spacious, we had to make do with the small space by 'dividing' the 'dojo' into two with the newcomers going through the basics such as basic Ukemi, Tsugi Ashi and proper Kamae.

Walter Kohai took charge of the more experienced Aikidoka and it was quite a good start to the year.

A reminder of the following upcoming Aikido events/seminars:

Takeshi Kanazawa Shihan and Jun Satodate Hombu Instructor Tour (H.I.T.) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania between January 27 and 30, 2018

Andreas Schriber Sensei and Klaus Lehan Sensei will be at Nairobi Aikikai between February 5 and 7, 2018

Aikido seminar in Zanzibar between February 9 and 11, 2018

NEXT SESSION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 @ THE SAME VENUE