Friday, September 2, 2022

Still in Kasukabe

Still at it over here in Kasukabe. The Omiya classes have been held at the Kasukabe budokan while renovations are taking place in Omiya. Hopefully we can get back to the regular location early next year. Till then, join us every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:15. Starting this month, no visitor fees for Meiryukan members. Whenever, wherever, as many times as you like, all included in the monthly fees! Let`s pick up the pace!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

No holiday here!

Due to upcoming construction Wednesday, February the 23rd will be the last class at the Omiya Budokan for roughly a year. The 23rd is a National holiday, however, we are going to be training, so feel free to join us!

From March 9th the Meiryukan Omiya club classes wil temporarily be held at the Kasukabe Budokan. Time will be as usual, 9:15 to 10:15 every Wednesday.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

1 more month at Omiya Budokan

Only 1 more month here at the current location due to the upcoming construction on the Omiya Budokan. 

Last week we went through all 4 ushiro waza techniques from the 3rd kyu syllabus. Long techniqes, however, most of the movements have been practiced in previous techniques. Don`t think of them as completely new, put what you already know together. The principles are always the same.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Omiya 10/20

Yokomen uchi techniques this morning in Omiya.

yokomen uchi ikkajo osae ichi (tachi, suwari)

yokomen uchi kotegaeshi ichi (tachi, suwari)

Todays focus was on the timing and posture of the initial block, as well as the crossing and changing of hands in the cut down.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

suwari waza rocks!

Strengthening those knees, hips and toes every Wednesday at Meiryukan Omiya.

Another class with almost half the training time done in suwari waza. Today we worked on one of this year`s shokyu test syllabus techniques - suwari waza katate mochi nikajo osae ichi. A seemingly simple technique, however, filled with a ton of great areas to focus on. The use of the toes and ankles, the rotation of hips and placement of body weight in each and every movement from beginning to end. A new favorite!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Using the whole body as one

Working on sankajo this morning in Omiya.

For the upper body we went through details of the block, crossing of hands, sliding to the elbow, stable wrist, rotating, raising and cutting down part. As for the lower body, direction of the back foot, circling around, use of the knee, direction and rotation of the hip while sliding forward diagonally to cut down. Same movement in many of the techniques, today just happened to be yokomen uchi sankajo osae ichi