Tonight we’ll continue through body-movement (tai-sabaki) whilst kneeling and standing, and techniques Irimi-nage and Shiho-nage from a wrist-grab.
Sensei Paul will lead us through wrist grabs from the opposite stance (gyaku-hanmi) i.e. uke uses their right hand to grab uke’s left wrist.
A couple of members asked for further information on the technique I covered at last nights class. The main subject was Kata-dori Nikkyo Omote, part of the 5th Kyu syllabus. We covered the following: Rei & warm-up Gyaku-hanmi Katate-dori: Sokumen variation (to the side) – a footwork and connection exercise to train Ayumi-ashi footwork Gyaku-hanmi […]
Back to it with tai sabaki (body movement) and Katadori Ikkyo: responding to a shoulder grab. See you tonight!
Tonight will be Lena’s last class – and we’ll be sad to see her go when she returns home to Germany to resume her studies. Sensei Paul will be following up Sensei Steve’s class last week, building on Nikkyo Omote foundation. See you there!
A reminder to attend promptly: this evening Sensei Gillard (Shidoin, 6th Dan) will be taking the class. He will be joined by some off his students, so plenty of learning ahead!
Sensei Paul will continue from last week, taking us from Ikkyo and Irimi-nage. Sensei Steve will cover Katate-dori Shiho-nage.
We’ll be extending last weeks’ class of Chudan tsuki kote-gaeshi by looking now at entries from the side – Sokumen, as opposed to entries from the front (Omote) rear (Ura) that we trained last week. Mitori Geiko 見取稽古 – translates as observation practice. This relates the importance of watching closely what the sensei is demonstrating. […]