Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb AikiBlogs > Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
Blog Info
Status: Public
Entries: 272 (Private: 12)
Comments: 195
Views: 317,697

In General My Sensei's Back Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New 07-24-2003 02:17 PM
...and there's gonna be trouble. (Hey la! Hey la! My Sensei's back!) --- Everybody sing along!

Actually, there wasn't *that* much trouble. He was merciful, and we had a relaxed class and practiced some lower impact rolls.

While our sempais worked on their 4th kyu stuff, Dave and I practiced Ryotedori Tenchinage for the very first time. Up until now, I had only ever watched it be performed by my sempais for their 5th kyu test. I think having seen it so many times before definitely helped me catch on to it easier (perhaps subconsciously).

Notes to self on Ryotedori Tenchinage - remember to:

re: First movement
-swing lower hand out more to the side than straight forward to "stay at the edge of uke's power"; roll hand outwards at wrist (as always) to facilitate this
-go deeper on first step out the side in order to account for taller ukes (such as Dave)
re: Second movement
-roll wrist of upper hand out and around slightly as I bring it down over uke
-time stepping in: wait until uke is more off balance by the upper hand movement first
re: Ending
-settle solidly with arms (instead of that tired flopping thing I was doing with them out of exhaustion

Now, if only I can make this a habit!
Views: 473

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:29 PM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2015 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2015 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate