Monday 21st May 2012 – Mick Pratt, Randori no kata ura waza

We were very fortunate that Mick Pratt was down last night, and he kindly took the class for a detailed look at the Randori no kata ura waza, kaishi waza or “counters to basic kata” from our syllabus.

Our thanks go to Mick as always for taking the class.

1. Shomen ate/Wakigatame
2. Aigamae ate/Oshi taoshi
3. Gyakugamae ate/Gedan ate
4. Gedan ate/Aigamae ate
5. Ushiro ate/Tenkai kotehineri
6. Oshi taoshi/Oshi taoshi
7. Hiki taoshi/Tenkai kotehineri
8. Kote gaeshi/Kote gaeshi
9. Tenkai kotehineri, Waki gatame
10.Shiho nage/Shiho nage


Shaun Hoddy Sensei at Genryukan

Last night, Genryukan Dojo had the pleasure of training with Shaun Hoddy Sensei (6th Dan) and Andy Wisbey Sensei (3rd Dan) , from Shoshinkan Schools of Traditional Tomiki Aikido. Shaun Hoddy is also the head of our association: ZETAR

Shaun Hoddy's last visit
Shaun took the class through the Jo sections of the Koryu Dai San: Jo Dori and Jo no Tsukai.
The 2 hours went by very fast and everybody really enjoyed the session.

A big thank you to Shaun and Andy for coming all the way down from Essex, and for being so patient and helpful during practice.

You can check YouTube videos below, containing Shaun Hoddy Sensei demonstrating those sections:

Tachi Dori, Jo Dori

Jo No Tsukai, Tachi Tai Tachi:


Training Recap – 29th August 2011

Last night Mick Pratt (4th Dan BAA) took the class at Genryukan Dover.
Here is what we covered.

Tandoku Undo

Koryu Dai Yon (section C);
1.  Migi Gyaku Gamae Ate
2.  Hidari Gyaku Gamae Ate
3.  Uchi Kaiten Nage
4.  Sukui Nage
5.  Ushiro Waza Kote Gaeshi
6.  Jyuji garami nage
7.  Tenkai oshi taoshi
9.  Tenkai hiji garame

As always, our thanks go to Mick for showing us how to do it all properly.