Sunday, November 30, 2008
Next Saturday, December 6, is a regional practice at 10 am. Hope that you can join us.
Note: Parking may be fun on Saturday as there is an auction down the hall from us at the Concept Grove wood shop.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Question: How do ki development exercises relate to technique?
1. Choose a ki development exercise.
2. Lead the class in the ki development exercise you choose.
3. Demonstrate a throw/technique that illustrates the ki exercise you choose.
4. Have class practice in pairs the technique you demonstrated while you coach.
Homework was due last night and I’m pleased to say it was a great success!
6 different ki exercises were demonstrated ranging from the more commonly known kotegaeshi undo and tenkan undo to the more exotic zanshin undo and gokyo undo.
Here a run down of the ki exercises that were demonstrated:
tekubi kosa undo
katate ryote tori kaitennage
Tekubi kosa undo has two versions:
ushiro tekubi tori kokyunage line throw
3rd kyu test requirement
ushiro kata kotegaeshi
grab side of shoulders from behind
shomenuchi kokyunage line throw
katate tori kaitennage
same side wrist grab, 4th kyu test requirement
cross hand grab
Techniques often incorporate more than one ki exercise, for example:
Brad’s katate tori kaitennage included not only tenkan undo but funekogi undo and udemawashi undo.
Dave’s shomenuchi kokyunage line throw included gokyo undo as well as shomenuchi undo and zanshin undo.
Rick’s katate ryote tori kaitennage incorporated tekubi kosa undo as well as udemawashi undo and funekogi undo.
Our main web site has some QuickTime videos that illustrate 12 ki exercises: http://bodymindandmodem.com/KiEx/KiEx.html
Thank you to all for your enthusiastic participation!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Just in time for the Turkeys, a little sword work for the Monday 8pm class. And for those post turkey family squabbles, some weapons of opportunity will be afoot, too.
For Marcella's 7pm class, come see if the blackbelts did their homework assignments from last week.
Don't forget, check the calendar for class times this week. No class on Thursday.
Happy Thanksgiving. And my greatest sympathy for those subjected to Tofurkey this year. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Also, please congratulate our new orange belts and our newest 3rd kyu student. Testing was this past Saturday. Thanks to all who came to help our students advance.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
See you there.
Oh, by the way, if you were wondering who won the throwing for distance contest, we'll, too bad, you should have come! :)