Aiki-Taiso (Aiki Exercises). Nikyo undo – wrist stretch with thumb down; Kotegaeshi undo – wrist stretch with fingers up; Sankyo undo – wrist stretch with fingers. Falling exercise: Koho tendo undo (backward rocking exercise). Wrist stretching:: Nikyo (second control); Kotegaeshi (reverse wrist control); Sankyo (third control) . AIKI TAISO. Fall Newsletter. If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never.

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Where is your weight? When turning from this position degrees ensure you finish with the knee of the leading foot forward. Nikkyo waza With one hand over the other, imagine you are using one hand to bend the other.

If you are extending strong ki, have a focused mind and a relaxed body, you will make your movements powerful and controlled. Junan kenko taiso Toitsu taiso Aiki taiso Other waza Taiso Development Video Ki Aikido Waza Preliminary exercises The exercises performed at the beginning of class are designed to coordinate mind and body while stretching, warming and relaxing the muscles.

Funakogi waza During this exercise the hands are naturally cupped resting on the hips. About Ki About You.

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With this exercise as you come forwards to stand upright avoid raising the shoulders and reaching for something in front of you. Evanston IL Join Date: Move strongly from the one-point and then extend with un-bendable arms. Find More Posts by Kevin Zenshin koshin waza Zenshin means forward mind, koshin means body backwards.


Keep your weight underside otherwise when you come up you can easily loose your balance and weight will move to your heels 9 Bending forward down and backwards up Down: Just before you bow rotate your arms so palms are now facing down as you drop.

If you maintain correct posture and relax into the movement you will get it much quicker. Think of it as throwing a ball. Repeat on the other side. Like many postures there are variations in them. When finished make sure your keep your eyes and head straight and looking in front of you. If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first.

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Tekubi shindo waza Settle your Ki at your one point. Shioda, Tohei, and Ki Things. Practice and understand this movement well, as this movement has many applications. Initially many may have difficulty getting this movement atiso.

Thoughts on Aiki Expo ’05 by SeiserL. All should be performed with Ki extension. Ude furi waza Ude furi waza is an exercise where you swing your arms from side to side, which sounds easy, but while performing this movement your shoulders must remain straight. Ensure to begin your movement from one point and tiso weight underside in the arms as you are turning.


Hands are placed on the hips. Do not look down and allow the hand on the leg to simply slide up and down.

Practicing to keep your weight underside during this movement will help in keeping your stability. These movements help us to develop strong ki, as you learn to apply the mind to everything you do.


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Kaho tekubi kosa waza Your arms start about 45 degrees out from the body; if you raise your arms too high you will feel tension in your shoulders. With the movement allow the arms to move freely away from the body, and finish in a relaxed position ready to move again.

The aiki taiso is an opportunity to constantly check and test ourselves. As with many movements, if they are performed too quickly, then the movements suddenly stop, it is easy to bring tension in to the movement. Using the top of your hands on the forward movements and your wrists on the backward motion, which should be similar to rowing a boat.

Learning these movements will greatly assist you not only in aikl but also taisi daily life. When performing trunk twists ensure you extend ki fully in one direction and then completely in the other. Remember to breathe out when moving down. The time now is Avoid sliding out too far and committing too much body weight on talso forward leg. When you have risen and are standing, do just that If you find this position difficult to do, move back to the hands or elbows first, slowly building your levels up.