SUNDAY WORKSHOP / 25 APRIL 2021

‘๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ.’

– ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ

Join us for this Sunday Workshop as we explore the First Teaching of Aikido.

IKKYO ไธ€ๆ•™

In this Workshop we will delve into the foundational Aikido exercise of Ikkyo, especially in the primary principles of Kokyu (whole-body power generation) and Riai (interconnected nature of weapons and empty-handed principles). Simple exercises of Ichi no Suburi and Tai no Henko will be unpacked as training tools to deepen our relationship to the ground, gravity and momentum, and sense of extension from our core to extremities. This will later be expanded into the more specific Ikkyo omote and ura waza. As in many of the foundational exercises, Ikkyo is essentially a teaching of connection.

ICHI-GO ไธ€ๆœŸ

At the same time as training the physical we must also bring to consideration the mental and energetic aspects of our practice. The famous Zen phrase ‘ICHI-GO ICHI-E’ (One lifetime One meeting) is a reminder that each event is a unique occurrence, never to be repeated. The practice of Martial Arts is a way of bringing us back to our senses and into a more efficient interaction with our environment. Our ability to move towards a more connected, precise, functional form doesn’t come from endless repetition – but from bringing our whole being into alignment with the present moment – as it is.

Morihei Ueshiba said that the technique of Ikkyo required “a spirit surging effusively from the earth and thrusting forward in an endless drive.” (as quoted in the Traditional Aikido series.)

Register NOW to secure your place:

๐Ÿ—ป SCHEDULE:

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

๐Ÿ—ป REQUIREMENTS:

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.

๐Ÿ—ป 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:

https://www.youtube.com/c/TAKEMUSUAIKIDO

๐Ÿ—ป INSTRUCTOR:

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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

๐Ÿ—ป PAYMENT:

Workshop Fee: 20 Euros
(Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

Alternatively, for direct bank transfer, please contact for IBAN and Bank details.

๐Ÿ—ป MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: http://www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

AIKIDO ONLINE SEMINAR – Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros – FROM KIHON TO KI NO NAGARE

INFORMATION + SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 10 APRIL 2021

๐ŸŒŠ THEME:

From kihon to ki no nagare. With both weapons and empty handed we will study the changes in both quality of bodywork as well as the technical changes in footwork.

Kokyu. Whole body power. Essentially when we transfer power to another either with our body or through a weapon various key points come into play such as timing, distance and angle (maai). alignment, grounding, extension from and to center and follow through among others. This core issue of the generation of power in Aikido will be explored from various angles with both weapons and by extension, empty handed work.

๐ŸŒŠ LEWIS BIO:

Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros trained full time under the late Morihiro Saito Sensei (9th Dan) from 1986 until 1993 in the Iwama Dojo in Japan. Since returning from Japan he has taught Aikido on a full time basis and to date has conducted well over 300 international seminars.

He is the senior instructor and examiner on behalf of Hombu Dojo of a European network of Dojos (Traditional Aikido Europe) committed to developing, researching and transmitting the style of Aikido known as Takemusu Aikido, which was transmitted directly to Morihiro Saito Sensei from the Founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba during his more than 23 years as a direct student at the Founder โ€™s Dojo in Iwama Japan.

Lewis is the Technical Director of both Traditional Aikido Europe (TAE) and Takemusu Aikido Tradicional Espaรฑa (TATE) .

๐ŸŒŠ SCHEDULE:

10:00 – 11:00 1st Class
11:00 – 12:00 2nd Class

14:00 – 15:00 3rd Class
15:00 – 16:00 4th Class Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Summer Time CEST

๐ŸŒŠ REQUIREMENTS:

The Seminar will take place via Zoom Meeting rooms.

If you havent used Zoom before the best thing is to download to your PC or Laptop.

ZOOM DOWNLOAD: https://zoom.us/download

Please make sure to have the latest version installed. The Zoom Meeting details will be sent within 48 hours of the seminar. The meeting will be password protected, please don’t share this info with others.

All the training will be designed especially for solo home training.

Keep your weapons (Bokken + Jo) close by and ideally you would need a minimum of ca. 4m2 for the exercises.

๐ŸŒŠ ONLINE CONTENT:

The training will be recorded LIVE and available for students to review in their own time after the Seminar.

This can be accessed through the TAKEMUSU AIKIDO YouTube Channel at:

๐ŸŒŠ PAYMENT:

Seminar Fee: 30 Euros

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

Please mark the transfer with ‘Lewis April 2021’

Alternatively, for direct bank transfer, please contact for IBAN and Bank details.



๐ŸŒŠRegister NOW to secure your place:

Register on the below Google Document:

๐ŸŒŠ MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: www.aikidoonline.org

๐Ÿ™ In Aiki

Michael Ormerod
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

AIKIDO ONLINE Sunday Workshop – Theme: KUMITACHI – with Michael Ormerod

๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ

๐˜Š๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง

~ Morihei Ueshiba

โš”๏ธ 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.

 “๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.  ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ.  ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต,… ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ,… ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด!”  ~ Shoji Nishio Sensei

Bring a bokken!



Register NOW to secure your place:

https://forms.gle/cSkU8cGpX9H5eSCZ9

โš”๏ธ SCHEDULE:

* 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

โš”๏ธ REQUIREMENTS:

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.

โš”๏ธ 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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9i09fGZj0WEeToYUqG2UA

โš”๏ธ INSTRUCTOR:



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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

โš”๏ธ PAYMENT:

Workshop Fee: 20 Euros / (Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

Alternatively, for direct bank transfer, please contact for IBAN and Bank details.

โš”๏ธ MORE INFO:

Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE LINES – AIKIDO ONLINE SUNDAY WORKSHOP

SUNDAY WORKSHOP / 28 FEBRUARY 2021

The highest form of research is essentially play. Einstein is quoted as saying, โ€œThe desire to arrive finally at logically connected concepts is the emotional basis of a vague play with basic ideas. This combinatory or associative play seems to be the essential feature in productive thoughtโ€

โ€œPlay is Educationโ€ by N. V. Scarfe

Join us for this Sunday Workshop as we explore a curious and playful approach to training. We will develop soft skills, intuitive body movement and a creative approach to problem solving. This has a dramatic affect on our ability to make new distinctions and connections within the system, and serve as an acid test for our current technical skill level. The aim is not to break or ‘go beyond’ forms, but to learn how to play within and without them…

The training will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems – bring a bokken, jo and tanto!

Register NOW to secure your place:

SCHEDULE:

09:00 – 09:45 1st Class
10:00 – 10:45 2nd Class
11:00 – 11:45 3rd Class
11:45 – 12:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Time CET (UTC +1)

REQUIREMENTS:

All the training will be designed especially for solo home training.

Please 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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9i09fGZj0WEeToYUqG2UA

INSTRUCTOR:

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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

COST:

Workshop Fee: 20 Euros

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

Alternatively, for direct bank transfer, please contact for IBAN and Bank details.

MORE INFO + REGISTRATION:

Register HERE to save your place:

REGISTER NOW:

To provide a quality learning environment, places are limited. Register now to reserve your placeโ€ฆ

AIKIDO @ HOME – ‘๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ง๐—› ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ’

The footage shows series of taijutsu exercises, using a resistance band as a training aid and feedback for solo work. Demonstrated by Michael Ormerod, 3rd Dan AIKIKAI.

DAILY TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Our Daily Training Experience, guided by Michael Ormerod โ€“ Chief Instructor of the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo, is an in-depth exploration of the art of Aikido. An opportunity to go deeply into a modern embodiment practice, rooted in the Japanese Martial Tradition. The training will be serious and demanding, but always carried out in playful and joyful manner, designed to engage and challenge the beginner and seasoned practitioner of all levels. The most important thing is to learn to listen to your own body and eventually become your own teacher!

The training weaves in and out of the Takemusu Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems. The focus being on solo bodywork to help you gain a fuller understanding of the Principles that underline Aikido: Centering, Connecting, Blending, Harmonising, and essentially: Non-resistance.

Train with our existing members located all around the world, from your own home!

FOR MORE INFO ON TAKEMUSU AIKIDO VISIT OUR DEDICATED PAGE:

๐Ÿ”ธ https://aikidoonline.org/aikido-online-daily-training-experience-2021/

TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO

Forging the Aiki + Uke Body! – NEW TRAINING SCHEDULE – DAILY TRAINING EXPERIENCE

“๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต; ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ-๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.”

– ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช ๐˜œ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ข

๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—˜๐——๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜

From next week we will be introducing a new class to our Daily Training Schedule!

๐Ÿ”จ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†…

๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜: ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ – ๐Ÿด.๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฃ๐—  ๐—–๐—˜๐—ง / ๐Ÿฒ.๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ โ€“ ๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฃ๐—  ๐—š๐— ๐—ง

The training will explore the idea how to approach forming a resilient (anti-fragile) body. We will look at an area of study that perhaps recently has not been emphasised: the area of conditioning, strengthening and stretching. The classes will also cover a range of ๐—จ๐—ž๐—˜๐— ๐—œ + ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐— ๐—œ exercises and drills, a wide reaching and valuable area of exploration.

๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—น๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฑ: ”๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ”

๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ – ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต!

The benefit of having a extended period of solo training means that we can focus on developing our own ‘๐˜ผ๐™„๐™†๐™„-๐˜ฝ๐™Š๐˜ฟ๐™”’ (Hammer) and the ‘๐™๐™†๐™€-๐˜ฝ๐™Š๐˜ฟ๐™”’ (Anvil). We need to be fully prepared and primed for our eventual return to our beloved interactive practices. There is no better way than solo training as part of a group, with clear guidance and feedback. We are fortunate in the Takemusu Aikido System to have all the tools necessary to work out from our basics and into solo practice, we only need to know where to look. The philosophy of the Online Dojo is to to create a space where we can share our practice wherever, whatever the current circumstances:

โš’๏ธ ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ / ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ / ๐˜’๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜Š๐˜ˆ๐˜™๐˜™๐˜  ๐˜–๐˜•!

Current Dojo member this training is included in the monthly membership. If you are new to the Dojo or are currently on a pay-per-class membership: the cost is ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€.

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๐—ง๐—”๐—ž๐—˜๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—จ ๐—”๐—œ๐—ž๐—œ๐——๐—ข ๐—ข๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐——๐—ข๐—๐—ข

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๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ – ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ผ

When you think, it is taken up by thinking, so you should let your mind pervade your whole body without any more thought or discrimination, so that it is everywhere without being fixated anywhere, effectively accomplishing the functions proper to every part. That is to say that if you set your mind on one place you will become unbalanced. Being unbalanced means being lopsided. Balance is a matter of total pervasion; a balanced mind pervades the whole body with awareness, not sticking to one locus. Keeping your mind in one place while defective elsewhere is called having an unbalanced mind. Imbalance is undesirable.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ก๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ก๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.

๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜–๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ,

“๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด?

“๐˜–๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: “๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต.

“๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: “๐˜ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ.”

๐˜–๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: “๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ?”

๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: “๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.”

๐˜–๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: “๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ’๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต.”

๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: “๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ?”

๐˜–๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ: “๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.”

๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต; ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ; ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ก๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.

Takuan Soho’s “Subtlety of Immovable Wisdom” & Takuan Soho’s “Notes of the Peerless Sword”

by Thomas Cleary

Tuttle Publishing, 2005, 128 p.

[๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜‹๐˜ณ. ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ’๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ.]

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MORIHIRO SAITO BIOGRAPHY

Taken from the book โ€œTakemusu Aikido โ€“ Vol 1โ€, the following biography of Morihiro Saito is perhaps one of the best presentations of the life of Iwamaโ€™s Aiki Jinja legendary guardian 

by STANLEY PRANIN AIKIDO JOURNAL

After its defeat in the war, Japan was a poor, humbled nation governed by an occupation army. Morihei Ueshiba was residing with his wife, Hatsu, in the small village of Iwama where he had โ€œofficiallyโ€ retired in 1942. The Ueshibas led a frugal life, growing rice and raising silkworms, assisted by a few live-in and local students who practiced aikido under the founder.

Ueshiba was in his sixties and the possessor of a powerful physique resulting from decades of hard training. Freed for the first time in many years from heavy teaching responsibilities, the founder could at last pursue his personal training and ascetic
activities with undistracted intensity. Although Ueshiba had taught tens of thousands of students prior to the war, the aftermath of the horrible conflict left him severed from all but a handful of his former disciples. The practice of martial arts had been prohibited by the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces, but this edict was unevenly enforced even in urban areas and was of little consequence in the countryside of Ibaragi Prefecture. During these early postwar years, Morihei Ueshiba called his country residence the โ€œAiki Enโ€ (Aiki Farm) to de-emphasize his martial arts activities, in deference to the GHQ ban.

He was born on March 31, 1928 in a small village a few miles from the Ueshiba dojo. A typical Japanese youngster, young Morihiro admired the great swordsmen of feudal Japan such as Matabe Goto and Jubei Yagyu. Boys in Japan prior to and during World War II were embarassed not to havesome understanding of judo or kendo, and these arts were taught as a part of the required school curriculum. Young Saito had opted to learn kendo in school.

As a teenager Morihiro took up  Shito Ryu Karate in the Meguro district of Tokyo where he was then working. His karate training in Tokyo did not last long, as he soon moved back to Ibaragi Prefecture to work for the Japan National Railways. Saito then decided to take up judo because he felt that if he knew both karate and judo he would have nothing to fear in a fight. Judo was good in a hand-to-hand situation while karate was superior to kendo because one also developed kicking skills.

Morihiro Saito at young age

Saito recalls his early martial arts training and his dissatisfaction with judo:

โ€œThe karate school was fairly quiet, but the judo dojo was like an amusement park with children running all around. That was part of the reason I became tired of judo. Also, in a fight, a person can kick or gouge whenever he wants to, but a judo man doesnโ€™t have a defense for that kind of attack. So I was dissatisfied with judo practice. Another thing I disliked was that during practice the senior students threw the junior students, using us for their own training. They would only allow us to do a few throws when they were in a good mood. I thought they were very selfish, arrogant, and impudentโ€.

Morihiroโ€™s thinking about martial arts was, however, soon to undergo a major transformation. This was the result of a fortuitous encounter with an old man with a wispy, white beard who, according to local rumors, was practicing some mysterious
martial art. Many years later Saito described his fateful first meeting with Morihei Ueshiba:

โ€œThere was this old man doing strange techniques up in the mountains near Iwama. Some people said he did karate, while a judo teacher told me his art was called โ€œUeshiba-ryu judo.โ€ It was frightening up there and I was afraid to go. I had a very strange feeling about the place. It was eerie, but some of my friends and I agreed to go up and have a look. However, my friends got cold feet and failed to show up. So I went alone. It was during the hot season and I arrived in the morning. O-Sensei was doing his morning training.  Minoru Mochizuki directed me to where O-Sensei was training with several students. Then I entered what is today the six-tatami mat room of the dojo. While I was sitting there, O-Sensei and Tadashi Abe came in. As O-Sensei sat down Abe immediately placed a cushion down for him. He really moved fast to help O-Sensei.

Sensei stared at me and asked, โ€œWhy do you want to learn aikido?โ€ WhenI replied that Iโ€™d like to learn if he would teach me, he asked, โ€œDo you know what aikido is?โ€ There was no way I could have known what aikido was. Then Sensei added, โ€œIโ€™ll teach you how to serve society and people with this martial art.โ€

I didnโ€™t have the least idea that a martial art could serve society and people. I just wanted to become strong. Now I understand, but at that time I had no idea of what he was talking about. When he said, โ€œfor the benefit of society and people,โ€ I wondered how a martial art could serve that purpose, but as I was eager to be accepted, I reluctantly answered, โ€œYes, I understand.โ€

Then, as I stood on the mat in the dojo rolling up my shirt sleeves thinking to myself, โ€œWell, since Iโ€™ve come all the way here I might as well learn a couple of techniques,โ€ O-Sensei said, โ€œCome and strike me!โ€ So I went to strike him and tumbled over. I donโ€™t know whether it was kotegaeshi or some other technique, but I was thrown. Next, he said, โ€œCome and kick me!โ€ When I tried to kick him I was gently overturned. โ€œCome and grab me!โ€ I tried to grab him judo-style and again I was thrown without knowing how. My shirt sleeve and my pants ripped. Sensei said, โ€œCome and train if you like.โ€ With that, he left the mat. I felt a sigh of relief to think that I was acceptedโ€ฆ

Saito Morihiro 10
Early training photo of Morihiro at about age 22 (1950)

Although Ueshiba had accepted the young Saito as a student, the seniors at the dojo severely tested his resolve. Saito recalls the aches and pains of his early training days and how he felt it would have been preferable โ€œto have been beaten up in a fight!โ€ On one occasion during practice, he had to remove a bandage protecting an injury to avoid being ridiculed. If he showed the slightest trace of pain on his face, his seniors would torture that part of his body even more. Soon, however, the determined young Morihiro had proved his mettle and gained the respect of his seniors. He remembers with gratitude how he was kindly taught by people such as Koichi Tohei and Tadashi Abe.

The founderโ€™s teaching methods in Iwama were very different from his approach during the prewar years. In earlier years, it was his custom to merely show techniques a few times with little or no explanation and then to have students attempt to imitate his movements. This was the traditional method of martial arts instruction and students had to do their best to โ€œstealโ€ their teacherโ€™s techniques. But now, Ueshiba had the luxury of being able to devote his full energies to his personal pursuit with just a few close students.

As I look back on it, I think the brain of the founder was like a computer. During practice O-Sensei would teach us the techniques he had developed up to that point as if systematizing and organizing them for himself. When we would study one technique, we would systematically learn related techniques. If we started doing seated techniques, we would continue doing only that, one techniqueafter another. When he introduced a two-hand grab technique, the following techniques would all begin with the same grab. O-Sensei taught us two, three or four levels of techniques.

He would begin with the basic form, then one level after another, and finally, the most advanced form. The founder stressed that every little detail should be correct. Otherwise it wasnโ€™t a technique. The senior and juniors would practice together and the juniors would take breakfalls. When the seniors finished the right and left sides and the juniorsโ€™ turn came, it was already time for the next technique. Though he didnโ€™t have many students at that time, O-Sensei used to throw everyone at least once. Sometimes while some of the senior students were practicing with O-Sensei, we waited for our turn to be instructed by him personally.

Saitoโ€™s job with Japan Railways was a stroke of good fortune as far as his aikido training was concerned. His work schedule of twenty-four hours on and twenty-four off left him free to spend a great deal of time at the Ueshiba dojo. As a result, he was
allowed to participate in the early morning sessions normally reserved for live-in students. These morning practices consisted of of prayer while seated upright in front of the altar of the Aiki Shrine, followed by weapons training as the weather permitted. At this stage of his life, the founder was engrossed in the study of the aiki ken and jo and their relationship to empty-handed techniques. He was experimenting with the basic weapons forms which Saito would later formalize into a comprehensive system to complement the empty-handed techniques of aikido.

โ€œO-Sensei just told us to come and strike him. Sword practice began from there. Since I had practiced kendo when I was a boy, I somehow managed to cope with the situation. Then he told me to prepare a stand for tanrenuchi, or sword-striking training. So I gathered some wood and used it to build a stand. However, O-Sensei got angry and broke it with his wooden sword. He said to me, โ€œThis kind of thin wood is useless!โ€ I had to think of something. I cut two big pieces of wood and drove nails into them and tied them together.

When I made that Sensei praised me. However, even that stand lasted less than one week. So we struck at different places to save the wood. Then after a week I went out again to cut more wood in order to make a new stand. There were a lot of trees in the hills in those days. We used this setup to train in striking with the wooden sword.

As training advanced, we were taught what we now call โ€œichi no tachi,โ€ the first paired sword practice. O-Sensei taught us this one technique for three or four years. The only other thing we did was to continue striking until we were totally exhausted and had become unsteady. When we had reached the point when we could no longer move, he would signal that that was enough and let us go. That was all we did for morning practice every day. In the last years, I was taught by Sensei almost privatelyโ€.

The widespread poverty of Japan in these years made it increasingly difficult for the few students at the Iwama Dojo to continue practicing. One by one, work and family obligations compelled them to abandon their training until only a few students came to practice. Seeing Morihiroโ€™s devotion and enthusiasm toward training, Ueshiba gradually began to rely on him more and more in his personal life. Finally, only young Saito was left to serve the founder on a regular basis. Even after his marriage, Morihiroโ€™s passion for training continued unabated. In fact, his young bride began to serve the Ueshibas too, and personally looked after O-Senseiโ€™s elderly wife, Hatsu.

โ€œIn the end, only a small number of senior students from this area and I were left. But finally, after they were married, they could no longer come to the dojo, since they had to work hard at their jobs. Whenever Sensei was here we would never know when he would call us to help him. Even if we had already asked a neighbor to help thresh rice, if Sensei happened to call us and we didnโ€™t come, the consequences were terrible!

Eventually, all of the students stopped coming to the dojo in order to maintain their own families. I could continue because I was free during the day though I went to work every other evening. I was lucky enough to have a job, otherwise, I wouldnโ€™t have been able to continue. I could live without receiving any money from O-Sensei because I was paid by the Japan National Railways. O-Sensei had money, but the students around here didnโ€™t. If they came to Sensei they would have had no income. They would not have been able to raise rice for their families to live on. Serving the founder was extremely severe even though it was just for the study of a martial art. O-Sensei only opened his heart to those students who helped him from dusk to dawn in the fields, to those who got dirty and massaged his back, those who served him at the risk of their lives. As I was of some use to him, O-Sensei willingly taught me everything.โ€

The founder amply demonstrated his great affection for and trust of young Saito. When Morihiro took the initiative in helping O-Sensei favorably resolve a land dispute, he presented Saito with a parcel of land on the Ueshiba property. It was here that Saito built a home and where he, his wife and children lived and served the founder.

By the late 1950s, the years of intensive training under the direct tutelage of the founder had transformed Saito into a powerful man and one of the top instructors in the Aikikai system. He taught regularly at the Iwama Dojo in Ueshibaโ€™s absence and was asked to substitute for Koichi Tohei at the latterโ€™s dojo in Utsunomiya when Tohei traveled to Hawaii to teach aikido. Around 1960, Saito also began to instruct on a weekly basis at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo and was the only teacher besides the founder himself permitted to teach aikido weapons there. His classes were among the most popular at the headquarters school and for many years Tokyo students gathered on Sunday mornings to practice free-hand and weapons techniques with Saito.

After the founderโ€™s death on April 26, 1969, Saito became chief instructor of the Iwama Dojo and also the guardian of the nearby Aiki Shrine. He had served the founder devotedly for twenty-four years and O-Senseiโ€™s passing only strengthened his resolve to make every effort to preserve Ueshibaโ€™s aikido legacy intact.

In the late 1950s, life and intense training with the founder made Saito Sensei one of the top Aikikaiinstructors. He taught regularly in the Iwama dojo in the absence of the Founder and was called to replace Koichi Tohei in his Utsunomiya dojo when Tohei left for Hawaii.

Around 1960, Saito also began teaching weekly at Tokyoโ€™s Aikikai Hombu Dojo and was the only instructor, besides the founder, who could teach weapons there. His lessons were among the most popular in the Headquarters and for many years Tokyo students met on Sunday morning to practice taijutsu and bukiwaza with Saito. After the founderโ€™s death on April 26, 1969, Saito became chief instructor of the Iwama dojo and guardian of the Aiki Shrine. He served the founder devotedly for 24 years and the death of O-Sensei strengthened his decision to make every effort to preserve Ueshibaโ€™s Aikido intact.

โ€œAikidoโ€, calligraphy by Morihiro Saito

The 1970s publication of Saitoโ€™s authoritative five-volume series of technical manuals, Traditional Aikido, helped establish his reputation as one of the artโ€™s foremost technicians. These volumes contain hundreds of aikido techniques covering empty-handed techniques, aiki ken and jo, and counter-techniques. The books also introduced a system of classification and nomenclature for aikido techniques that is now widely used throughout the
world. In addition, instructional films were prepared to supplement the books and were enthusiastically received.

Saito made his first trip abroad in 1974 to conduct a series of seminars in California. For the first time, large numbers of foreigner practitioners were able to directly experience Saitoโ€™s encyclopedic knowledge of aikido techniques. His clear teaching method, which incorporates such devices as slow-motion execution of techniques and numerous gestures, won widespread praise from seminar participants. By the mid-1970s Saito had retired from the National Railways after thirty years of service. Free to dedicate all of his time to aikido, he began to make frequent journeys abroad launching a career that would last nearly three decades. During this period, he traveled overseas nearly one hundred times to conduct seminars.

Over the years, Saito established a wide network of instructors outside of Japan who teach โ€œIwama-style aikido,โ€ as his form of aikido became informally christened. Iwama aikido has become synonymous with training with a balanced emphasis on empty-handed techniques and weapons practice, in contrast with many schools which train only in free-hand techniques. In particular, the U.S.A., Italy, Germany, Denmark, Australia, England, Sweden, and Portugal have numerous practitioners of Saitoโ€™s methods.

In 1989, Saito inaugurated a system for the certification of instructors of the aiki ken and jo. In this system, traditional handwritten transmission scrolls were awarded to those who had demonstrated the requisite skills in the use of aiki weapons. Separate from the aikido belt grading system, the aim of the program was to preserve the founderโ€™s aiki ken and jo techniques, which are inseparable from the empty-handed techniques of aikido. These scrolls included the names and detailed descriptions of aikido weapon techniques  and were patterned after the traditional scrolls awarded in the classical martial art traditions. Shortly thereafter, Saito began an Iwama grading system independent but in parallel to Aikikai Hombu Dojo rankings as he remained a member of that organization.

Another effect of the popularity of Saitoโ€™s books and his extensive foreign travels was a constant stream of foreign aikidoka traveling to Japan to train and live in the Iwama Dojo. The live-in system afforded participants the opportunity to train intensively in aikido and learn the use of the aiki ken and jo. Over a period of more than 30 years, literally thousands of students journeyed from abroad to study under Saito. Often the foreign practitioners outnumbered their Japanese counterparts at the Iwama Dojo. Saito continued his six-day-a-week schedule conducting morning classes on the aiki ken and jo for live-in students and general practice in the evenings when he taught empty-handed techniques. On Sunday mornings, weather permitting, he led the general class outdoors, and provided instruction in aiki ken and jo. Also, he hosted numerous training retreats for Japanese university aikido clubs throughout the year at the Iwama Dojo, a practice which continued from the days when the founder was still active.

Saito continued his active teaching schedule including frequent trips abroad until a few months before his death in May 2002. He began to groom his son Hitohiro to succeed him in the early 1990s. The younger Saito, himself very talented, shared instructional duties at the Iwama Dojo with his father and also started conducting overseas seminars on a regular basis.

Shortly after Saito Senseiโ€™s passing, Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba instituted a number of changes in the operation of the Iwama Dojo and also assumed the role of dojocho. The net effect was to relieve the Saito family of responsibility for the dojo and the Aiki shrine. In 2003, Hitohiro Saito officially resigned from the Aikikai to pursue an independent path and follow in his fatherโ€™s footsteps. Hitohiro Saito continues the Iwama aikido legacy instructing at his own private dojo in Iwama, conducting a live-in student course, and regularly traveling abroad to teach.

Saito Morihiro Family Photo
Saito, wife Sata and son and successor Hitohiro at Aiki Taisai ceremony in Iwama on
April 29, 1992

In retrospect, Morihiro Saitoโ€™s success as a leading teacher of aikido lay in his unique approach to the art, his blend of tradition and innovation. On the one hand, he was totally committed to preserving intact the technical tradition of the founder. At the same time, Saito displayed great creativity in organizing and classifying the hundreds of empty-handed and weapons techniques and their interrelationships. Furthermore, he devised numerous training methods and practices based on modern pedagogical principles to accelerate the learning process.

In the aikido world today, there is an increasing tendency for practitioners to regard the art as primarily a โ€œhealth systemโ€ and the effectiveness of aikido technique is little emphasized in many quarters. In this context, the power and precision of Morihiro Saitoโ€™s art stand out in great relief and, due to the efforts of his son and other dedicated teachers, aikido can still be regarded as a true martial art.

Source: Morihiro Saito with Stanley Pranin โ€“ Takemusu Aikido โ€“ Vol. 1, Aiki News, pages 45-67

Copyright Stanley Pranin ยฉ1994
All rights are reserved.

THIS IS THE WAY OF THE WAVE

๐ŸŒŠ SUNDAY / 31 JANUARY 2021

“It is as true for individuals as it is for the world itself: everything comes in waves.”

Koichi Tohei

Join us for the next Sunday Aikido Online Workshop as we dip our toes into the elusive, but incredibly satisfying, โ€˜Way of The Waveโ€™. We will explore the idea of a flexible and elastic quality of movement, and the idea of creating connected kinetic chains with the body.

‘A whole wave knocks you over.’ *

‘The Wave’ is not an end goal or something that is added on top of our practice โ€“ it is not an extra level or a skill to be attained. Rather it is a process of increasingly letting things be just as they are. It occurs when we begin to allow ourselves to curiously explore Being Relaxed, Being Grounded, and Being Balanced. The wave is a consequence of allowing our being to function as it would do naturally, without hindrance, when we stop blocking ourselves and begin to ‘get out of our own way’.

๐ŸŒŠ 9.00am CET – Session 1: Being Relaxed

‘Tension comes unbidden, relaxation must be invited.’ *

The first session will form the foundation for all days work. We will build a firm foundation for the concept of how to pass movements through (and out of) a relaxed structure – allowing the body to be a vehicle for the expression of the wave from a firm footing. Using the bokken suburi as a feedback on our ability to engage our structure in action whilst maintaining a relaxed and open feeling of expansiveness. The main areas for exploration here is in allowing the body to function with as little tension as possible, whilst remaining heavy and engaged.

๐ŸŒŠ 10.00am CET – Session 2: Being Grounded

‘The ground is always waiting.’ *

In the second session we will build on the foundation of the previous class and begin to explore compression patterns in our footwork – using sections of the 31 Jo Kata. We will begin to take the movements from static into a fluid state, exploring the changes required to make the ‘shift’ in quality. Going deeper into the footwork patterns, will allow us to ‘find our feet’ and begin to dip our toes into the feeling of creating elastic connections between and through movement phrases.

๐ŸŒŠ 11.00am CET – Session 3: Being Balanced

‘When all around is in an uproar,

find the stillness that is always there.’ *

In the final session we will begin to dive deeper into the concept of kinetic chains of movements โ€“ seeking the feeling of a whip-like generation of power. Using Ukemi, Atemi, and Taijutsu movement patterns, we will begin to work in the area of full flowing ‘ki-no-nagare’. Being Balanced here is fundamental to our ability to recruit the whole of our body, energy, and intention into a single unified action. The main focus here is in creating a calm stillness in motion, and exploring the elastic quality of allowing a wave to be released through the movement.

* – Peter Ralston, The Principles of Effortless Power

“When you ride the wave, the thrill is so exhilarating that you forget everything else. You live in the moment where nothing else matters, so intent on riding the wave perfectly that you and the wave become one.”

Marshall B. Rosenberg

The training will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu system, bring a bokken, jo and tanto!

Register NOW to save your place:

๐ŸŒŠ SCHEDULE:

09:00 – 09:45 1st Class
10:00 – 10:45 2nd Class
11:00 – 11:45 3rd Class
11:45 – 12:00 Q&A + Discussion Period

All times are Central European Time CET (UTC +1)

๐ŸŒŠ REQUIREMENTS:

All the training will be designed especially for solo home training.

Please keep your weapons (Bokken + Jo, Tanto) close by and ideally you would need a minimum of ca. 4m2 for the exercises.

๐ŸŒŠ 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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9i09fGZj0WEeToYUqG2UA

๐ŸŒŠ INSTRUCTOR:

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 Founderโ€™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 โ€“ giving people the opportunity to continue their daily practice and the comfort of knowing that Aikido is just a click away under any circumstances.

๐ŸŒŠ COST:

Workshop Fee: 20 Euros

Payment can be made through PayPal using the following link:

paypal.me/TakemusuAikidoOnline

Alternatively, for direct bank transfer, please contact for IBAN and Bank details.

๐ŸŒŠ MORE INFO + REGISTRATION:

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Email: takemusuaikidoonline@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +34 621 23 18 82

Web: http://www.aikidoonline.org

In Aiki ๐Ÿ™

Michael
TAKEMUSU AIKIDO ONLINE DOJO