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!