This is our basic learning method for aikido's first principle and one of the first techniques required for grading: shomen-uchi ikkyo.
(This article was originally posted on BrunoGonzalez.com.
I realize this is in Japanese. But what can you observe from it, beyond the narration?
The first part of the video is the beginners class at Hombu Dojo. You can see them practicing the same basic waza you (hopefully) do in your dojo.
Here's a short video from one of our basic classes last week on yokomen-uchi practice.
During our recent dan grading preparation, there's been a lot of questions surrounding muna-dori (lapel grabs). I wanted to share some thoughts on this seldom practiced waza:
Here's a kihon waza (basic technique) class held on Jan 23, 2014.
Here is an excellent class taught by Jan Nevelius Shihan while visiting us in Orlando back in 2013.
Aikido students visiting the Orlando area and new students are always welcome.
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