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Balbriggan Dojo. 19 June 2022

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 Today in the Balbriggan dojo we covered the techniques as follows: Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Ki no Nagare Morotedori Kokyunage Kosadori Iriminage Kosadori Kotegaeshi Katatedori Kotegaeshi (Release from top) Zagi Kokyuho

Ringsend Dojo. 14 June 2022

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Today in the Ringsend Dojo we continued to study Iriminage and had a little fun doing randori first time after the pandemic.  Techniques covered: Tai Jutsu Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Ki no Nagare Morotedori Kokyuho Shomen Uchi Iriminage Kihon Shomen Uchi Iriminage Ki no Nagare (Uke attacks with back hand) Shomen Uchi Iriminage Ki no Nagare (Ura variation) Shomen Uchi Kotegaeshi Kihon Shomen Uchi Kokyunage Randori practice: Iriminage, Kotegaeshi, Kokyunage from Shomen Uchi attack Bukiwaza Ki Musubi no Tachi Today S. did "mitori keiko" - training by watching, an important part of learning Aikido. S. also took some beautiful pictures that we will use in this blog to illustrate the posts 

Balbriggan Dojo. 12 June 2022

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 Today we learned the Iriminage technique: Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Ki no Nagare Morotedori Kokyuho Shomen Uchi Iriminage Kihon Shomen Uchi Iriminage (use front hand only) Shomen Uchi Iriminage (use back hand only) Shomen Uchi Iriminage (use both hands - kihon) Shomen Uchi Iriminage (deep entrance without body turn) Shomen Uchi Iriminage (pass through the opponent's hand variation) Shomen Uchi Iriminage (hard resisting - front hand throw) Zagi Kokyuho

Ringsend Dojo. 7 June 2022

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Today in the Ringsend Dojo we practised only Buki Waza, as it was the first training in June. The techniques covered: Suburi 1 Suburi 2 Suburi 3 Suburi 4 Suburi 5 Suburi 6  Suburi 7 Zengo-Giri Shiho-Giri Migi Awase Hidari Awase Go no Awase Shichi no Awase Ki Musubi no Tachi

Balbriggan Dojo. 5 June 2022

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Today in Balbriggan dojo we learned different variations of Sankyo techniques: Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Ki no Nagare Morotedori Kokyuho Shomen Uchi Ukkyo Omote & Ura Shomen Uchi Sankyo Omote & Ura Kihon Shomen Uchi Sankyo Henka 1 Shomen Uchi Sankyo Henka 2 Shomen Uchi Sankyo Henka 3 Shomen Uchi Sankyo Henka 4 Shomen Uchi Sankyo Henka 5 Shomen Uchi Koshinage Sankyo Variation Zagi Kokyuho 

Ringsend Dojo. 31 May 2022

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Today I began to practise alone and did a few solo exercises: Hanmi Uchi kata: Shomen Uchi Yokomen Uchi Tsuki Shikodachi Tsuki Happo-Ukemi Ken Suburi 1 Then two newcomers came to our dojo and we covered the very basics of Aikido: Tai Sabaki: Migi Hanmi Hidari Hanmi Irimi Tenkan Irimi Tenkan Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Irimi Variation Katatedori Kokyuho

Balbriggan Dojo. 29 May 2022

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Today we practised in the manner of kakari geiko (continuous attack). Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Ki no Nagare Katatedori Kokyuho (solid and ki no nagare) Morotedori Kokyuho  Morotedori Ikkyo Omote & Ura Morotedori Iriminage Morotedori Kokyunage Ki no Nagare At the very end of the session, we found the importance of the front supportive hand for safe front rolling ukemi. 

Outdoor Practice Dublin. 24 May 2022

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 Finally, the weather permitted us to practise outdoor again!  We covered the basics of aiki-ken: Ken no Kamae Suburi 1  Suburi 2 Suburi 3 Suburi 4 Suburi 5 Suburi 6 Suburi 7 Zengo-Giri Suburi 1  Migi Awase Hidari Awase

Ringsend Dojo. 24 May 2022

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Now we reached gender equality among students in the Ringsend dojo. We focused on the basic techniques today: Tai-Sabaki Migi Hanmi Hidari Hanmi Irimi Tenkan Irimi-Tenkan Tai-Jutsu Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Ki no Nagare Tai no Henko Irimi Variation Katatedori Kokyuho Kosadori Ikkyo Omote Katatedori Kotegaeshi Zagi Kokyuho Buki-Waza Ken Suburi 1 - 3 We have also clarified a few etiquette points: how to bow correctly and how to sit if you are uncomfortable in seiza.

Balbriggan Dojo. 22 May 2022

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 Today we focused on the techniques required for the 10th kyu (kids test): Tai no Henko Tai no Henko Ki no Nagare Katatedori Kokyuho Mae Ukemi Ushiro Ukemi Kosadori Ikkyo Omote Omote & Ura Kosadori Iriminage Katatedori Kotegaeshi Zagi Kokyuho