Class Review: 2/11 – 2/18

This week at The Cultural School, we have been refining our basic forms of kokyu-nage (breath throws). Kokyu-nage, or breath throws, are performed based on the movement of the attacker. There are nigh infinite variations of kokyu-nage, as it is an integral form of Aikido.

Forms from this week included:

    • munetsuki (stomach punch)
    • zenpo-nage (straight in attack)
    • katate kosa-dori (cross-hand grab)

yokomen-uchi

      (diagonal strike to the side of the head)

kote-oroshi

      (wrist-bend)

nikkyo

    pins (sit down pins)

We have also been covering the theory behind moving en undo – moving in a circle. Circular motion is another foundation of Aikido!

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