Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Chest grab techniques

Working on some chest grasp techniques at this morning`s Meiryukan Omiya training.

Similar to shoulder grasp, however being grasped in your center opposed to the outside of your body calls for bigger movements to break uke`s balance.

Also rotating the hips has little effect on the gripping point making things a little more complicated. Hence Mune mochi being on the 2dan and above test syllabus, whereas kata mochi comes in from 3rd kyu.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Start your day off feeling fresh and focused

Nothing beats a nice work out to start your day off right. Come join us at the Yoshinkan Aikido Meiryukan Omiya club every Wednesday morning from 9am.

Complete beginners to advanced black belts. We break down one basic movement, focus on a key point, then work on that in a couple of basic techniques. The classes usually finish with a related advanced technique or similar self defence technique.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

3/ 31 suwari waza

Hips down, feet together, weight forward... Working on some seated techniques at last Wednesday`s Meiryukan Omiya class.

kata mochi ikkajo osae ichi(tachi,suwari) A tough technique to not get tempted to use arm power on the initial cut down and next follow through step. We focused on making distance and using the shoulder correctly throughout.

katate mochi sokumen iriminage ni   Making space, then closing the space. Easier said than done.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Back at it in Omiya

Back to training at Meiryukan Omiya after a full 2 months off due to lockdown. 

Today we worked up a good sweat running through the basics, then into some behind the back techniques.

ushiro ryote mochi ikkajo osae ni
ushiro ryokata mochi ikkajo osae ni
ushiro ryote mochi sokumen iriminage ni

Wednesday, February 3, 2021




Wednesday, January 13, 2021







Friday, December 25, 2020

Last class of 2020

We finished off 2020 by running through some basic techniques and working on a single point in each.

In shihonage ichi it was the second step through part, keep our centerline strong.

In shihonage ni it was the correct raising and timing of the hand movement during the pivot.

In ikkajo ichi it was keeping the back leg completely straight during the cut down part.

In ikkajo ni it was using the knees in the body shift.

In sokumen iriminage ichi it was the twisting of the hips during the throw.

In tenchinage ichi it was about staying low and using the knee during the throw.

In shomen iriminage ni it was the shifting to the side for the yokomen uchi block.

Next class will be Wednesday, January the 13th. Happy holidays!