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.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > General

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!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-06-2004, 07:12 AM   #1
Adrian Moore
Dojo: Shinmei-Kan, London England
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 26
United Kingdom
Offline
Home Practice?

Hi everyone,

is there anything i can do at home with my bokken to strengthen my wrists? (no jokes please) also, the jo? we never really study bokken or jo for long in class and i'd like some excercises i can do at home in between sessions. or will practicing the kata be enough?

thanks a lot..

Adrian
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
aikidoc
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
United_States
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

You can purchase a teburito or suburito to strengthen theforearms and wrists (think I spelled them right).
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 08:04 AM   #3
Adrian Moore
Dojo: Shinmei-Kan, London England
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 26
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

isn't that just like a bokken though?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 10:21 AM   #4
bob_stra
Location: Australia
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 641
Australia
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

How about this?

http://www.clubbell.tv/index2.html

http://flyservers.registerfly.com/me...tarticles.html

http://www.clubbell.tv/cbarticles.html

Plenty of free stuff on there (clips, documents, routines etc) though you might need buy the video for the full details.

Plus you'll need to get the clubs or make some yourself -

http://www.geocities.com/fightraining/klub.html

Last edited by bob_stra : 11-06-2004 at 10:24 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 07:28 PM   #5
p00kiethebear
 
p00kiethebear's Avatar
Dojo: Tonbo Dojo
Location: Bainbridge Island WA
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 373
United_States
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

Suburito is the mother of all bokkens. Indeed the bokken from which all bokken were wrought.

I recomend this one: http://www.bokkenshop.com/eng/297.html

Excellent for strength practice.

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #6
aikidoc
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
United_States
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

It's like a bokken but the end is real heavy making it great for building up the forearms and wrists.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2004, 09:29 PM   #7
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

Hi Adrian,

I used to watch tv with my bokken in my hands and when a commercial came on, I`d put the tip on the floor and squeeze my hands like I was wringing out a towel while holding the other end, just like I was doing yonkyo, pushing the tip into the floor.

Charles "King of Run-on Sentences" Hill
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2004, 04:20 AM   #8
Adrian Moore
Dojo: Shinmei-Kan, London England
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 26
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

thanks everyone, few good thinigs there. charles will def try your tip!

for jo practice i am just going to do the sancho's. i think that is plenty. lucky my brother studies aikido too so i have a practice partner outside of the dojo which is great !
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2004, 01:44 AM   #9
xuzen
 
xuzen's Avatar
Dojo: None at the moment - on hiatus
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 965
Malaysia
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

Quote:
Adrian Moore wrote:
Hi everyone,

is there anything i can do at home with my bokken to strengthen my wrists? (no jokes please) also, the jo? we never really study bokken or jo for long in class and i'd like some excercises i can do at home in between sessions. or will practicing the kata be enough?

thanks a lot..

Adrian
After class, my sensei wants us to finish class by performing shomen cut using jo - 50 reps right handed and 50 reps left handed. It is good for building up the wrist i'd say and breathing exercise too.

Boon.

SHOMEN-ATE (TM), the solution to 90% of aikido and life's problems.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2004, 04:15 AM   #10
Michael Cardwell
Dojo: Snake River Aikido
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 78
United_States
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

If your looking for something a little smaller then those clubs to build up your wrist, I recommend this.

http://kendoshop.com/eshop/index.php?mode=subdetail&num=162&flag=catedetail
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2004, 04:17 AM   #11
Michael Cardwell
Dojo: Snake River Aikido
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 78
United_States
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

wrist builder oops, lets try this again.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2004, 07:58 AM   #12
ian
 
ian's Avatar
Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,654
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

Here's what I do with the bokken (a heavy suburi bokken):

gentle cuts to warm up
50 cuts with right foot forwards, but stationary (shomen or yokomen)
50 cuts with left foot forwards, but stationary (shomen or yokomen)
50 cuts stepping either side of the centre line
50 cuts stepping either side of the centre line but using the uchi komi motion ('blocking' motion)
repeat last two sets of 50 cuts.
Extension exercise with arms (stretching gently in front)

Do these one straight after another
If you do this every morning (may be hard at first), your aikido, back muscles and cutting strength will improve, as well as your wrist strength.


Catching bricks (arms out in front, throw house bricks up and catch with fingers) x 80 is also good for developing grip strength. (old wu chi exercise)
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2004, 09:45 AM   #13
bob_stra
Location: Australia
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 641
Australia
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

Whoops - forgot to add these in previous post.

http://www.axolotl.demon.co.uk/

http://www.ironmind.com/ironcms/open...s/griptip.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2004, 10:50 AM   #14
Adrian Moore
Dojo: Shinmei-Kan, London England
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 26
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Home Practice?

Ian, that sounds gruelling ! reckon i will need to set my alarm at least 30 mins earlier for that ! will give it a go though. thanks a lot
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Hellenic Aikido Foundation - International Aikido Summer Camp - Greece July 2014



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I think I'm done with Aikido mortaltortle Anonymous 82 10-18-2009 05:42 PM
Culture of Martial Mediocrity? L. Camejo Training 160 02-03-2006 01:25 AM
Politics in Aikido practice Pdella General 27 08-22-2005 04:32 PM
Weapons training leads to good aikido. Tubig Weapons 75 07-13-2005 07:58 AM
Without this, No Aikido senshincenter General 105 03-15-2005 10:15 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:10 PM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 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