Category Archives: Training – Weapons arts

Katadori kokyu nage – Its all in the sword

In the below video senior students from Aikido Warrior Dojo demonstrate one of the many versions of the Aikido technique katadori kokyu nage.  This particular application of kokyu nage relies heavily on aiki sword principles, including cutting and footwork skills … Continue reading

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Learnings from the sword – Dealing with shoulder grabs

A key aspect of our practice at the dojo is to use traditional sword movements to enhance and improve our unarmed arts.  Our practice in this regard incorporates the use of a wide range of bokkens including the shoto (short sword), suburito and Musashi oar. … Continue reading

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New Training times for Aikido Warrior Dojo

Please note that the dojo has changed its training hours to the following. Aikido Saturday morning: 10.00am -11.30 am Wednesday evening: 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Traditional sword Wednesday evening: 7.30pm – 8.45pm The changes have been made to better accommodate the needs … Continue reading

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New beginnings …

Aikido Warrior Dojo is pleased to announce that it is now part of Fudoshin Dojos Australia operating under the guidance and mentorship of Chicko Xerri Sensei, 6th dan AKI (Aikikai), Tokyo, Japan. Chicko Sensei has more than 40 years uninterrupted Aikido experience, is Japan … Continue reading

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Video overview of last Wednesday’s class

See below a quick demo at the end of Wednesday’s class covering most of the techniques that we practised. Big thanks to Jeremy for helping out with the impromtu run through and to Peter for filming it. Have a great week … Continue reading

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Saturday’s class – What we covered in 36 seconds

We’ve introduced a new tradition lately where seniors do a quick run through summary demo at the end of class of what we covered in the previous 2 hours. This Saturday it was informally recorded and makes a nice video … Continue reading

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Training notes: Tachi dori – Shomen giri shiho nage

In the below video Aikido Warrior Dojo seniors demonstrate and explain key aspects of the Aikido technique bokken tori shomen giri shiho nage.  The technique is demonstrated as a response to a downward strike to the head (shomenuchi) where the uke is armed with a wooden sword (bokken).   ADDITIONAL … Continue reading

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