FROM THE GROUND UP – WORKSHOP

Join us for our next Online Workshop: FROM THE GROUND UP

🔶 SATURDAY 28 MAY 2022

The next Online Workshop of 2022 will be exploring the theme of: ‘FROM THE GROUND UP’.

The Taijiquan Classics explains that the fundamental dynamic for our source of power “should be rooted in the feet, issued through the legs, directed by the waist, and expressed through the fingers.” This ‘ground up’ organisational model serves as a constant reminder that to be effective, first we must be grounded. We will explore this through the progressive model of the levels of practice – from static (kihon) to fluid (yawarakai) to flowing (ki no nagare) – exploring three themes:

  1. Generating power from the ground – the first step, working with the physical structural alignments of the body.
  2. Weight shifts and anchor points on the floor – the coordination of the body parts in movement, together with feeling states (sinking, draining, melting.)
  3. Being grounded but remain flexible and mobile – the dynamic relationship between aligning the body to functional considerations, and the mental states required to act appropriately to the demands of the situation.

“In Aikido sometimes we stand our ground immovably like a rock and at other times become as fluid as water. Sometimes we receive and bend and at other times we step aside and let things pass. The point is not to take a position, but to respond appropriately and change accordingly.”

– Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros

The workshop will explore these ideas and will weave in and out of the Takemusu Aikido Bukiwaza and Taijutsu systems, and explore the levels of Kihon to Ki no nagare, with Kata and Jiyuwaza practices.

Register NOW to secure your place!

🔶 SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY:

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)

🔶 REQUIREMENTS:

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

Keep your weapons (Bokken + Jo, Tanto) close by and you will need a minimum of 2×2 m for the exercises.

🔶 ONLINE CONTENT:

The training will be recorded LIVE and available for you to review after the Workshop.

🔶 COST:

Workshop Fee:

20 Euros

(Included in FULL DOJO MEMBERSHIP)

Register Now!

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Welcome to the Takemusu Aikido Online Dojo!

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. All classes are online, live, and interactive – taken as part of a group via Zoom Meetings. Our community is made of members from many different countries, all training in the spirit of sharing and learning together.


About Michael Ormerod:

Michael 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.

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