In memory of Ben Duggar, the members of the Manchester Budo Club and Chūshin Aikido are holding a Kata workshop on April 1. The focus of the workshop will be competition-ready randori, with Ari Reinstein serving as lead instructor, assisted by Erik DiVietro.
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No Kids’ Classes, October 31
Due to Halloween and Trick or Treating, there will be no 6:30pm or 7:30pm kids’ classes. There will still be a 5:00pm adult class.
Check out the New Tomiki.org!
Recently, Tomiki Aikido of the Americas (TAA) updated their website with some new content and features. There is even a page on Sensei Erik!
Jodo in June
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”
Make 2022 the Year!
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!”
Stripe/Belt Testing and Christmas Break
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”
Atemi Waza (1-5)
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)”
Tying Your Belt (Obi)
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.