During the month of June, the adult class meeting at the Training Station (200 Elm St, Manchester) will be working on ZNKR Jodo. It has been a while since we did these, so we are providing resources for those wishing to train with us. Documents Kamae (Posture) Kihon (Solo Exercises) Honte Uchi (forward hand strike)–Continue reading “Jodo in June”
Sensei Erik managed to catch COVID-19 after Christmas, but he’s done with all the isolating and stuff, and is ready to back to work! Our first kids’ training of the year will be next Monday, January 17, beginning at 7:00pm. We will be following the 7:00-7:30 and 7:30-8:15 class schedule for now, but we areContinue reading “Make 2022 the Year!”
In December, we will be doing various stripe and belt testing for our juniors and youth. COVID continues to through a lot of people’s training schedules out of whack, and since there were basically no promotions for most of 2020, we are working to get everyone back on track. There are also a number ofContinue reading “Stripe/Belt Testing and Christmas Break”
Technique Names Shomen Ate (Front Strike) Ai Gamae Ate (Facing Side Strike) Gyaku Gamae Ate (Mirror Side Strike) Gedan Ate (Low Strike) Ushiro Ate (Rear Strike) Principles Atemi are not really strikes in the sense of punches. They are ways of moving your opponent’s body along their lines of kuzushi. There are two lines ofContinue reading “Atemi Waza (1-5)”
There are many ways to tie your belt. This is a video from Stephan Kesting, who does not practice our art but Sensei Erik uses his method. We have also included Sensei Erik’s way of teaching it.
Unlike karate, Tomiki Aikido does not have a lot of solo forms. We do have very important solo practices (called tandoku undo). There are two important components. Unsoku Dosa Footwork (unsoku dosa) is the most important thing you will learn in aikido. If your feet do not move, you lose. We move in eight (8)Continue reading “Solo Training”
Why a Uniform? Most Japanese martial arts have a uniform, called a dogi (道着). It is pronounced like dough + gee. Loosely translated it means, “What you wear to do stuff.” What is the Uniform? Generally a dog is white or black and is made up of a pair of pants and an open jacketContinue reading “Your Uniform: Dogi (道着)”
Bruce Lee takes safety seriously. Be like Bruce Lee. Training Safely Basic Guidelines If you’re sick, stay home! If you have cold like symptoms, be safe. If you come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID, stay home. Follow the CDC guidelines for safe distance and masking. Training Pods All of our trainingContinue reading “COVID-19 Safety”