Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 6/20/09

Aikidokas: Trey. Sensei Tim was in the dojo, but is not yet allowed on the mat.

Ukemi: Full set, no big falls.

The Walk: Not tonight.

Releases: Not tonight.


Trey ran through 1-5 Ju Nana Hon Kata. Sensei had him go through right and then left, one attempt each side. We then went through and then 11-17 of Ju Nana Hon Kata a little more patiently, at least for 14-17.

1-5 were much, much, better than the previous night's versions. I've got a nice bruise on my right forearm, almost assuredly from Ushiro-ate.

11-17 were pretty good as well

We did not get all the way through working on Hiki-otoshi. It has the funkiest footwork/timing of any of the first 17. It's pretty important that uke feel confident in tore on this technique, sol we spend some time working up to the actual throw.

We then ran through the 8 standing techniques of Koryu Dai San

1. Kote Mawashi

Uke grabs tore's left collar. Tore steps back slightly with the left foot while at the same time throwing an uppercut at uke with the right hand. As the right hand continues past the upper cut, tore grabs uke's right hand and turns it over into a mawashi. Tore's left hand, knife edge, lands on uke's elbow. Tore turns to the left, rolling uke's arm counter clockwise tore's left hand. Tore then steps forward, pushin through to uke's left should with his left hand, causing uke to fall.

2. Uchi Tenkai Nage

Uke grabs tore's left hand. Tore does 7th release. Tore follows the thumb, getting a mawash on uke's right hand and sending uke into roll-out.

3. Gyakugamae Ate

This one can be done with two timings: before uke grabs the collar or afterwards.


Uke reaches for tore's right sleeve. Tore steps forward, collapsing uke's arm, then rotates his center, pushing through uke's right shoulder.


Uke grabs tore's right sleeve. Tore steps back, collapsing uke's arm, then steps forward knocking uke back while pushing through uke's right shoulder.

4. Kote Kajiki

Uke grabs tore's left hand. Tore does 4th release, tore switches hands into "thread the needle." For uke's safety, tore then waits for uke to turn around. When uke takes a step, tore takes a step and drops the arm, supporting uke as he goes over.

5. Mae Otoshi

Uke attempts to choke tore with a cross-handed collar choke. Tore steps back to his left, bringing his hands up to intercept the choke with his thumbs down. Tore grabs uke's left hand and then finishes the technique with mae-otoshi.

6. Ushiro Waza Mae Otoshi

Uke grabs tore's right hand. Tore does 5th release, uke tries to attack tore with his left hand, turns into mae otoshi.

7. Ushiro Waza Tentai Kote Hineri

Uke attempts to grab tore from behind. Tore steps to right, getting his arms into the "Happy Buddha" posture and grabbing uke's left wrist with his right hand. Tore grabs uke's wrist into tentai kote hineri, and finishes the technique as in Ju Nana Hon Kata.

8. Mune Tori Kata Gatame

Uke attacks with shomen ate. Tore steps to right, drops uke's hand to his foot, falling uke. Tore twists ankle to turn uke over, pins legs, then takes uke's arm into arm-bar.

Aftermath: Tweak of my left hip joint. It came from a weird fall last week and it gets aggravated on left-sided roll-outs or left-sided big falls. Looks like I may have about two weeks for it to recover as Trey is not going to be at the dojo next weekend, leaving me with simple ukemi if any at all.