𝘐𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘬, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮, 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨
𝘊𝘶𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧
~ Morihei Ueshiba
⚔️ THEME: KUMITACHI / SUNDAY 28 MARCH 2021
Join us for this Sunday Workshop as we explore in solo form the 5 Kumitachi – as Morihiro Saito Sensei learned, developed, and transmitted from Morihei Ueshiba, during his 23 year period of study. The idea is not only to explore each forms technical details as a solo kata, but to understand the logic, purpose, and intention behind each of the movements. In order to fully access this level, the fundamental practices of the suburi, and a grasp of the awase level of training is essential. During the morning we will build up from the simple basics to taking the forms towards flexible and flowing methods – and into an exploration of henka waza (variations) where appropriate. It is important as we enter this level not to become lost in the idea of only practising sword forms, the Aiki-ken is a training aid to develop the body, not to learn pratical kenjutsu applications. Saito Sensei said we need to constantly have in mind Taijutsu techniques as we practice the Kumitachi.
The nature of solo practice also allows us to practice our power generation skills, which is normally inhibited for reasons of safety during partner practice. The power of solo training is in the ability to study deeper the principles which make the access to this demanding level of training possible – challenging constantly our ability to be relaxed, grounded, and balanced in our movements. The purpose of the training is to move towards a more fuctional effectiveness, and ease of being, on and off the mat.
“𝘞𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳. 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦. 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵,… 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨,… 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴!” ~ Shoji Nishio Sensei
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* Most countries in Europe will spring forward one hour at 01:00 UTC on March 28, 2021. Because of this time change the starting time for this Sunday is one hour later than normal.
10:00 – 10:45 1st Class
11:00 – 11:45 2nd Class
12:00 – 12:45 3rd Class
12:45 – 01:00 Q&A + Discussion Period
All times are Central European Summer Time CEST
All the training will be designed especially for solo home training.
Keep your weapons (Bokken + Jo, Tanto) close by and ideally you would need a minimum of ca. 4m2 for the exercises.
⚔️ ONLINE CONTENT:
The training will be recorded LIVE and available for students to review in their own time after the Workshop. This can be accessed through the YouTube Channel at:
All classes will be led by Michael Ormerod, 3rd Dan Aikikai.
Michael Ormerod began his training in Aikido at the age of 15 in the UK. He has trained extensively throughout Europe and under taken an intensive training period in Japan under the guidance of Hiroki Nemoto Sensei (7th Dan) and training in the Founder’s Dojo and Hombu Dojo. In 2016 he began a full time apprenticeship under his teacher Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros (6th Dan), training and teaching in the Takemusu Aikido Motril Dojo and attending international seminars as assistant. Michael has over 10 years of teaching experience, and in January 2018 he established Takemusu Aikido Orgiva, offering classes to children and adults. In 2019 Michael received the rank of Sandan (3rd Dan) from the Aikikai in Japan, Tokyo. Early 2020 saw the creation of the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo, as a response to the Covid Pandemic – giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.
Workshop Fee: 20 Euros / (Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)
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