Yoshinkan session with Neil Saunders Sensei

Genryukan Aikido ran a Yoshinkan session thanks to Neil Saunders Sensei and his students from Meikyokai aikido club, Bexley, who visited us yesterday.

Neil Saunders Sensei (4th Dan) took the class through the following exercises;

Nikajo/nikkyo/kote mawashi
Sankajo/sankyo/Tenkai kote hineri
Hiji ate/Mae otoshi
Osae waza

The focus was on good kamae (posture), making tori strong yet relax.  This allows tori to apply techniques easily no matter how strongly uke resists, but with no discernable pain compliance used in locks. Many of the techniques were focused on disturbing uke’s balance through the shoulder.

Our thanks again go to Neil Saunders, Ian Moody, Mark Atkinson, and Rob Cole for their visit. It was a very interesting and enjoyable evening, enjoyed by all.


Last night recap, 25th May 2010

Warmup followed by
Ukemi practice
Unsoku & Tandoku Undo

Work on first 4 of the Shichihon-no-kuzushi
( 7 balance breaking techniques, part of the Koryu Dai Yon):
1.  Jodan-aigamae
2. Jodan-gyakugamae
3.  Chudan-aigamae
4. Chudan-gyakugamae

Focus on proper balance disturbance, posture, circular movement and use of hip power.

Tanto freeplay
(Good avoidance and timing, keep up the good work guys)


Exceptional schedule change

Next week, the Monday session will be moved to the Tuesday 25th May, due to a prior long-standing booking of the hall.

After that, training will resume on Mondays as normal.

We apologise for the inconvenience.


ZETAR “South Of The River Seminar”

Gowa Ryu Aikido Club is hosting the Zen Eikoku Tomiki Aikido Renmei’s “SOUTH OF THE RIVER SEMINAR”.

It will take place at the Saga Pavilion near Folkestone (Enbrook House, Sandgate High Street, CT20 3SE) on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

£15 per day if paid in advance, £20 per day on the door.

Shaun Hoddy 6th Dan
Greg Barton 5th Dan

Plus guest instructors to be confirmed.