Last night’s class – 26th April 2010

Warmup followed by
Ukemi practice
Shikko practice

Explanation on Tandoku Undo, first 3 movements. Focusing on posture and centre.

Last night, we concentrated on the necessity of avoidance, using timing and ma-ai (distance) and using the commited attack to achieve kuzushi, balance-break.

Some freeplay techniques used as examples:
Shomen Ate
Aigamae ate
Gedan Ate
Ushiro Ate
Kote Gaeshi

Cool down experimenting with escapes and locks from various grips.


Aiki Waza

A new site has been launched call AIKI WAZA (

The site is dedicated to gather in one place videos, articles and ebooks related to Aiki related martial arts, as a place of reference.

The site is often updated and worth checking out regularly.


Sensei Robert Mustard Seminar

Meikyokai Aikido are pleased to announce they will be hosting a two day seminar with Sensei Robert Mustard on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October 2010. This event will be open to all styles of Aikido regardless of affiliation and anyone interested in ‘aiki’ related arts.

Robert Mustard SenseiMustard Sensei is one of the leading exponents of the Aikido in the world today having trained in Japan for 10 years under Soke Gozo Shioda, Takeno and Chida Sensei’s.

The seminar will be held at the Dartford Judo Club in Dartford, Kent. For more information on this seminar, costs and booking form, please click here.

The course will run from 10:00 – 17:00 on both days with the dojo opening at 09:00. If you have any questions related to this seminar please do not hesitate to contact Meikyokai via e-mail at or via telephone on +44 (0) 7510 309 474.