Aikido solo training with "wooden partner" (mobility, grabbing, tai sabaki, simple techniques)

Some experimental aikido solo practice (without partner). The piece of wood can be used to improve your mobility, grip, tai sabaki, timing… you can even do some basic techniques with it. 0:03 Arm mobility 0:29 Different grips 1:52 Tai sabaki 2:31 Simple entrances 3:34 Different attacks and some basic techniques The wooden partner is just… Continue reading Aikido solo training with "wooden partner" (mobility, grabbing, tai sabaki, simple techniques)

Aikido Falling Leaf Ukemi

Sequence for exercises for learning and/or teaching the “falling leaf” ukemi. Dojo: Aikido Prague Vinohrady, Czech Republic (http://www.aikidovinohrady.cz/en) Falling: Martin Švihla (4th dan Aikikai) Assisting: Luboš Šebesta (1st dan Aikikai) Music: Song “Kabuki Gomen-Jyo!” by Wadaiko Matsuriza (album “Japanese Drums”) (All credits for the beautiful music goes to its authors. Buy their album at https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Drums-Wadaiko-Matsuriza/dp/B00009N1W5)… Continue reading Aikido Falling Leaf Ukemi