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”