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28th June session – anniversary session

Quick warmup followed by
Ukemi practice
Tandoku Undo; Unsoku & Tegatana Dosa

Gohon-no-kuzushi for white and yellow belts

Randori-no-kata & kaeshi-kata for green belts

It was also our first anniversary session, so cake was on the menu.
Again, a big thank you to all the people (students and instructors) who have been supporting us so far.

Happy Birthday Genryukan!
Genryukan Aikido Dojo
Genryukan Instructors

Happy Birthday Genryukan!

Genryukan Aikido dojo is now 1 year old!

To be honest, I can’t believe it has been that long already.

I would like to thank everybody who have helped the club to keep going. That goes to the coaches (Phil, Tom & Eoin), and the senseis who have been helping us like Jim Dempster, Shaun Hoddy and also Neil Saunders.

The support from the other clubs is also excellent with regular visits between venues.

A big “thank you” is due to Dover Bushido Judo club who has kindly agreed to let us use their mats so we can have a proper place to train.

But most of all, thank you and well done to all the students who have kept training and working hard. After all, it is not “my club” or the “instructors’ club”, but our club. Keep up the good work guys, there’s still a lot to do and learn (for students and coaches alike).

In order to celebrate, we will have a “club meeting” on Saturday 3rd July 2010. The details are still to be decided, but I’ll let everybody know via Facebook. If you don’t have an account, just contact me and I’ll let you know what’s going on.


21st June session

Recap of what we covered yesterday:

Warmup followed by
Ukemi practice
Tandoku Undo; Unsoku & Tegatana Dosa
Tai no henko
Gyaku hanmi katate dori shiho nage
Yokomen uchi shiho nage (& kuzushi)
Chudan tsuki kotegaeshi

Randori no kata practice:
Techniques 1 to 10, practiced on both sides for coloured belts.

Focus on demonstrating avoidance and balance break, and using positive techniques.

Ninindori practice.


7th June lesson

Warmup followed by
Ukemi practice
Unsoku & Tandoku Undo :
Focus on proper posture and keeping centre whilst moving, which is essential for all the techniques.

Randori no kata practice:
1 – 5 for beginners
1-10 on both sides for coloured belts.

Freeplay practice:
Emphasis on being relaxed and using avoidance.