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ESCalderon Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 01-16-2007 07:42 AM
Erik Calderon
Erik Calderon's Martial Arts Program
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In General 1-20-2007 Japanese Consulates House Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 01-22-2007 03:43 PM
On Saturday night, my wife and I were invited to the house of the General Consulate of Japan to experience a private concert by Shonosuke Okura, Noh Drummer, http://www.hiten-jp.com. I only write about it, because I was thoroughy impressed with his speech and with his music.

The principles of which he uses for the Noh Drum are very similar to the principles of Aikido. His stance, posture, and gaze was also identical to the way we train in Aikido.

His idea's of pursuing the drum for peace are the same as Morihei Ueshiba's ideas of pursuing peace through Aikido.

It was a beautiful performance.

aikido shinkikan
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In General 1-19-2007 Lunch Class Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #4 New 01-19-2007 01:15 PM
Another wonderful class in the cold weather. Last night we actually got the chance to open up all the doors and "cool" the place down just a bit more. And I can't believe that not one person complained about their toes going numb.

Today we covered the following techniques:

Swari-waza Kokyu-ho
Ryote-dori Tench-nage
Shomen-uchi Ikkyo Omote
Shomen-uchi Ikkyo Ura
Shomen-uchi Nikyo Ura
Kata-dori Nikyo Omote

Bokuto - Nikyo

Very fast and powerful class. Being able to express Aikido is very important part of learning.

We focused a lot on Kokyu and using your body, lowering your center to perform techniques. This is probably why people sometimes think that the shorter you are the better your Aikido is. I tend to disagree. Learn to lower yourself, bend your knees and it doesn't really matter how tall you are, nor your uke.

aikido shinkikan
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In General 1-17-2007 Lunch Class Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 01-17-2007 01:11 PM
Techniques covered:

Swari Waza Kokyu ho
Kata-dori Nikyo
Kata-dori Kokyu-nage
Katate-dori Shiho-nage
Yoko-geri (Turning Kick) Kokyu-nage
Mae-geri (Front Kick) Kokyu-nage

Focus was on turning and entering, or just simply stated - Irimi.
Also, it was wonderful again training in the cold weather, and although only two students showed up, it was worth it.

Erik Calderon
Aikido ShinKiKan

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In General 32 degrees - Freezing Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 01-17-2007 08:45 AM
Last night it was 32 degrees. ONLY TWO people showed up to the dojo. WOW!

Well, I have to admit, it was a great class. We actually got to train with numb toes.

The focus last night was on kokyu. Kokyu movement into Ikkyo, Nikyo and Sankyo.

The mind needs to draw the attack into the center. The attack needs to be sincere, especially when it's cold. We need to learn to direct that attack.

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In General Introduction Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #1 New 01-16-2007 07:42 AM
This blog is mostly intended for the ShinKiKan student. Here I will try to post a journal of what was covered in class and some of the points to think about.

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