Aiki-Taiso (Aiki Exercises). Nikyo undo – wrist stretch with thumb down; Kotegaeshi undo – wrist stretch with fingers up; Sankyo undo – wrist stretch with fingers. Falling exercise: Koho tendo undo (backward rocking exercise). Wrist stretching:: Nikyo (second control); Kotegaeshi (reverse wrist control); Sankyo (third control) . AIKI TAISO. Fall Newsletter. If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never.

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When turning from this position degrees ensure you finish with the knee of the leading foot forward. You will finish facing the opposite direction with you right foot forward, and arms in the opposite positions to when you started. Without leaning forwards, keep your posture upright, arm extended towards each other and your fingertips should lightly touch.

Practicing this method enables you to become more aware of your centre as well and learning to understand about how to move and control your weight under movement. For questions and comments about this website: No 17 is with both arms and in both directions.

Keep your movements smooth and continuous. Always keep your fingers moving in a forward direction.

Practicing to keep your weight underside during this movement will help in keeping your stability. Your weight should be forward on the balls of your feet and knee of taisoo forward foot should also be slightly forward. Avoid making the two movements one. With this exercise as you come forwards to stand upright avoid raising the shoulders and reaching for something in front of you.

Many times students will move around adjusting either their foot positioning or their gi’s or are generally restless. If speed is used or there is tension in your arms your will notice that your hands will move when finished.


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Avoid over-extending the body to one side or the other. If you are having difficulty with this movement, go slowly even to the point of being robotic so as to understand the movements in order to perform them correctly. The completed movement should finish relaxed and steady in front of your face without any movement.

Practice and understand this movement well, as this movement has many applications. No 18 is done the same as No 17 only this time bending in the knees as you do the movements.

Avoid bouncing the body. Shioda, Tohei, and Ki Things. A ki test here would be checking stability by pushing down on the hips at 45 degrees, also un-bendable arm can be tested here. Avoid allowing your body weight to collapse onto your ai,i Ma-ai Ma-ai is the safe distance xiki keep your partner at all times.

This movement also teaches a valuable life principle. Gently move the head from alki to side or up and down to the count. It seems like all the times I seee them mentioned that is the case, they were all under Tohei at one time.

After you start off with your left foot, simply move right, left, right, left etc… Move from your one point keeping your body vertical and create a rhythm to your movement much like an ice skater would move themselves along the ice. If you are extending strong ki, have a focused mind and a relaxed body, you will make your movements powerful and controlled.

Look one way and then focus and extend your mind completely in the other direction 7 Twisting the trunk by swing raiso arms Left: Nikkyo waza With one hand over the other, imagine you are using one hand to bend the other. Then bow from your one point.

Ikkyo waza is no different. It seems like the aiki taiso you are talking about are similar auki the Kihon Dhosa that we have in Yoshinkan Aikido.


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This does not help, so feel like your wrist has a spring in it, and you must bend this spring, like all of the movements do not bring pain into your wrists, but rather achieve a soft taisl movement. Think of it as throwing a ball.

Thoughts on Aiki Expo ’05 by SeiserL. The regular of these exercises develops both suppleness and speed.

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As you begin the movement the body should remain in a vertical posture. Using the top of your hands on the forward raiso and your wrists on the backward motion, which should be similar to rowing a boat.

If you need to turn quickly from this position, your one point remains calm and still and you turn on your centre. As with many movements, if they are performed too quickly, then the movements suddenly stop, it is easy to bring tension in to the movement. For a brief moment after the ball has left your hands, your hands are still moving slowly in the direction of the throw and the movement is clam and relaxed.

Avoid over-stretching and putting aaiki into the arms and shoulders.

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Ensure that your hands finish calm without any movement or shaking. No 16 is done in one aki, one arm at a time. Ensure your weight is kept forward to your toes the whole time. When you have risen and are standing, do just that