We train Mondays in Thomastown Scout’s Hall from 7.30 till 9. Beginners welcome. If interested contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org 0857245321
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My daughter Faye performing Aiki at a Daito Ryu seminar last weekend.
Photo by Megumi Bourke.
The waza of the Muden Juku is suitable for all, both young and old can practice together as brute force is not required. Instead correct composure is taught and maintained through focused training. The hands are opened along with the spine and the feet and legs in Seiza grip into the ground. The position allows a gentle yet powerful extension from the center to enter the body of Uke and take the balance. This technique is called Aiki Age (pronounced Ag Ei). It is a fundamental Kihon or basic exercise. Most techniques contain it.
Tuition given by Oisin Bourke, a 4th Dan student of Iida Sensei of Sopporo. We train weekly in Thomastown. For information on Daito Ryu Aiki-jujutsu classes in Thomastown please contact Oisin via his website. daitoryu.eu
Sunday 15th April in Thomastown
A couple of pictures from our last Monthly Intensive Keiko on the 30th March. Our usual Dojo was unavailable so we trained in the living room of one of our members. Sometimes it is refreshing and a useful challenge to be in a less familiar space. Not being the ideal shape or size, the space offers restrictions which needing to be constantly adapted to, encourages spacial awareness and discourages complacency. Training only in a wide open space allows for a vigorous practice but doesn’t help in developing the kind of skill necessary to train in a wider range of circumstances.
Fortunately for myself and the Nore Valley Aikido Club, our technical director has moved over to Ireland for a few months. These pictures were taken by my daughter Faye during the first of his visits this year. He will be teaching again in a few week. Details will be published on the Takemusu Aikido Ireland facebook page. facebook.com/takemusuaikidoireland/
During this class Simone emphasized the importance of entering off the line and following through with smooth and continuous movements. His classes tend to focus on a particular aspect of training while retaining the depth of Aikido and the ways of training the body and mind.
In April myself and Aidan gave a demonstration as a part of the Experience Japan Festival in Dublin. I recently received permission to use these photos. They were taken by George Germaine.
Thanks George. – facebook.com/george.germaine
Previous Album. –aikijoseph.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/experience-japan-dublin/
Kenjutsu Ireland. – aikijoseph.wix.com/kenjutsu-ireland