18th October lesson, beginners class

Recap of last night session:

Warmup & stretches

Unsoku & Tegatana dosa

The first 3 of Go hon no Kuzushi (Five Balance Breaking techniques)
Those are the main balance breaking techniques found in the Randori No Kata
Oshi Taoshi (tech. no 6)
Hiki Taoshi (tech. no 8 )
Waki Gatame (tech. no 10)
Shiho Nage (tech. no 14)
Sumi Otoshi  (tech. no 16)

White Belts:
Sutdy of Tegatana Dosa, sections 1 to 3
Unsoku and Tegatana Dosa need to be practiced at home in order to make significant progress.
For reference, students can look at the video posted here:
http://www.genryukan.co.uk/2010/09/07/tandoku-undo/

Yellow Belts:
Randori No Kata, techniques 1 to 4
We have an excellent reference video from Shaun Hoddy Sensei:
http://www.genryukan.co.uk/2010/10/19/shaun-hoddy-randori-no-kata-1-5/

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AikiWaza.net

Here is a website called “AikiWaza.net” that collects interesting aiki related videos in one convenient place.

There are quite a few videos that would help everybody, regardless of their ranks, as an instructional or reference material.

It is not style specific so you will find a mix of Tomiki, Yoshinkan, Aikikai, etc…

http://www.aikiwaza.net/

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4th October, kata session

Recap of last night session:

Warmup & stretches

Unsoku & Tegatana dosa

White belts:

1- Shomen ate
2- Aigamae Ate
3 – Gyakugamae Ate

Yellow and above:

11 – Kote Hineri
12 – Kote gaeshi
13 – Tenkai Kote Hineri
14 – Shiho Nage
15 – Mae Otoshi

Followed by freeplay practice against varied strikes.

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Emergency First Aid at Work

This 1-day first aid course has been scheduled due to the volume of persons asking for training so they are covered in their respective dojos.

The course will be instructed by Mark Ball, a Genryukan student. The price is still to be announced but we will make sure it is as cheap as possible.

The course will result in certification for a 3 year period, a manual will also be provided for each student.

Mushin dojo have very kindly put forward their dojo as the venue.

The course will run for no longer than 6 hours and will cover A LOT!!!!!! As there are only 12 places on this course, so please let us know asap if you would like to attend, first come first served!!

Contact Phil at phil@genryukan.co.uk

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20th September – ukemi session

Recap of last night session:

Warmup & stretches

Unsoku & Tegatana dosa

Explanation and in-depth practice of:

  • Back-breakfalls
  • Side breakfalls
  • Forward rolls
  • rolling backrolls
  • Flips

Plus breakfall practice from the following techniques:

  • shomen ate
  • kote-gaeshi
  • mae otoshi

The emphasis was on the importance of safety and relaxing when taking ukemi in order to prevent injury.

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