Taninzugake

Video compilation – Aikido Warrior Dojo class – 4 June 2016

A fun video compilation recorded at a class at our dojo on 4 June 2016.

Dojo shodan grading – Neil Neilsen Sensei

When it comes to milestones in an Aikido practitioner’s journey, testing for shodan is one of the biggest. With this in mind, I had the privilege today to convene a shodan testing panel for one of our dojo’s founding members – Neil Neilsen.

One of the great aspects  of the culture at our dojo is that grading milestones are a community event. It’s important to all of us that those being tested not only pass but pass with “flying colours”.  Neil’s grading was no different with everyone banding together to help him train for his test though the Christmas/New Year break.

As for the actual grading event, Neil readily exceeded the technical testing requirements and continually opted to do the “extra mile”. When it came to the 3 person attacker component (sanningake), for example, he resolved to take 4 attackers.

Similarly, after completing the formal requirements in the syllabus, and despite being understandably tired, he requested to have his ukemi tested (a dojo tradition).  This essentially involved him being the uke in 6 consecutive taninzugake (free form practice), each with a different dojo senior.   Neil effortlessly took endless breakfalls and other complex ukemi as part of this.

The video below gives some of the grading moments captured by our resident photographer Eden.     

 

Congratulations to Neil on his grading and a huge thank you to all the ukes who participated. Big thank you also to Michael Sensei (Bald Hills Dojo) and Mike Nash Sensei (Aikido Republic) who joined us on the day to support Neil and participate in the grading.

Have a great weekend.

Ian Grant
Head Instructor
Aikido Warrior Dojo Brisbane

 

Taninzugake demonstration: Katate dori

Peter KellyIn the below video, Peter Kelly Sensei, Chief Instructor, Aikido Yuishinkai Australia, gives a demonstration of taninzugake.

In our School, taninzugake (or free form practice) is commonly practiced at the end of each class.  This type of practice allows the nage to respond to the selected attack type by using any technique they so choose.  The attack type in the video is katate dori, which is a single wrist grab.

Katate dori taninzugake forms part of the Aikido Yuishinkai grading syllabus for 1st kyu (brown belt) gradings.

Have a great week

Ian Grant
Head Instructor
Aikido Warrior Dojo

 

 

 

Ryotedori taninzugake demonstration: Master Koretoshi Maruyama

Maruyama Sensei - advanced techniqueIn the below video, Master Koretoshi Maruyama, Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai, gives a demonstration of ryotedori taninzugake.

In our School, taninzugake (or free form practice) is commonly practiced at the end of each class.  This type of practice allows the nage to respond to the selected attack type by using any technique they so choose.  The attack type in the video is ryotedori, which is a 2 hand wrist held from the front.

Ryotedori taninzugake forms part of the Aikido Yuishinkai grading syllabus for 1st kyu (brown belt) gradings.

Ian Grant
Head Instructor
Aikido Warrior Dojo

 

Taninzugake demonstration (2): Ushiro tekubidori

In the below video, Peter Kelly Sensei, Chief Instructor, Aikido Yuishinkai Australia, gives a demonstration of ushiro tekubidori taninzugake.

In our School, taninzugake (or free form practice) is commonly practiced at the end of each class.  This type of practice allows the nage to respond to the selected attack type by using any technique they so choose.  The attack type in the video is ushiro tekubidori , which is 2 wrists held from behind.

Ushiro tekubidori taninzugake forms part of the Aikido Yuishinkai grading syllabus for 1st kyu (brown belt) gradings.

Have a great week

Ian Grant
Head Instructor
Aikido Warrior Dojo

Taninzugake demonstration (1): Yokomenuchi

In the below video, Peter Kelly Sensei, Chief Instructor, Aikido Yuishinkai Australia, gives a demonstration of yokomenuchi taninzugake.

In our School, taninzugake (or free form practice) is commonly practiced at the end of each class.  This type of practice allows the nage to respond to the selected attack type by using any technique they so choose.  The attack type in the video is yokomenuchi, which is a side blow to the head.

Yokomenuchi taninzugake forms part of the Aikido Yuishinkai grading syllabus for 1st kyu (brown belt) and dan (black belt) gradings. 

Have a great week

Ian Grant
Head Instructor
Aikido Warrior Dojo

 

One Saturday morning – Aikido in stills

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are plenty of blogs on the internet devoted to reports about Aikido seminars and other special events.  However, what is not seen so often, are blogs dedicated to a regular Aikido class. That is, the type of class most of us train at each week.

This month’s blog is about one such class that I lead at Everton Hills Dojo on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia. The date: Saturday, 7 September 2013.

I was going to write a detailed overview of the class.  Then I thought, “what the heck”, a picture (or in this case a photo) paints a 1000 words, so I did a photo library instead.

When you look at the pics, keep in mind most of us are over 35 (some into our 50’s), hold full-time jobs and practice Aikido around our life commitments. Also, those without a hakama (i.e. the black Japanese pants) have been practising less than 2 years.

All in all – I think we do pretty well.

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Ian Grant