Aiki-Taiso (Aiki Exercises). Nikyo undo – wrist stretch with thumb down; Kotegaeshi undo – wrist stretch with fingers up; Sankyo undo – wrist stretch with fingers. Falling exercise: Koho tendo undo (backward rocking exercise). Wrist stretching:: Nikyo (second control); Kotegaeshi (reverse wrist control); Sankyo (third control) . AIKI TAISO. Fall Newsletter. If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never.

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Seidokan Aikido Aiki-taiso

As all the exercises are performed, count loud and breathe properly exhale any time you are taisk your body forward. As you sit upright, your posture should be calm without any backwards movement. Koto oroshi waza Apply the same principles as in nikyo waza.

During the rolls avoid moving back into the normal rolling position. Remember to breathe out when moving down. Your sensei will explain this more and assist you during your practice. Ki should be extended forwards fully taisoo all times. After you have shaken the knees up and down, hold the feet lightly and bend forwards, the back can either be straight or allowed to curve by tucking in your chin as you bend forward.

Aiki Taiso 合気体操

When finished make sure your keep your eyes and head straight and looking in front of you. Practicing to keep your weight underside during this movement will help in keeping your stability. Starting position is feet together natural position. Find More Posts by Kevin However, when applied as bunkai or in our case, wazawe can see that they are indeed useful in not only ashi-sabaki but also the hand motions, hip movements, etc.


If you are extending strong ki, have a focused mind and a relaxed body, you will make your movements powerful and controlled.

Can’t help with the first question, as I don’t really know, but I have a bit of my own insight into the second. If you maintain correct posture and relax into the movement you will get it much quicker.

About Ki About You. All times are GMT Kaho tekubi kosa waza Your arms start about 45 degrees out from the body; if you raise your arms too high you will feel tension in your shoulders. Find More Posts by Pete.

Aiki Taiso 合気体操 – Aikido Journal

You can stand two ways while in hanmi. Funakogi waza During this exercise the hands are naturally cupped resting on the hips.

Repeat on the other side. With the movement allow the arms to move freely away from the body, and finish in a relaxed position ready to move again. With this exercise as you come forwards to stand upright avoid raising the shoulders and reaching for something in front of you.

Without leaning forwards, keep your posture upright, arm extended towards each other and your fingertips should lightly touch. As you raise your hands palms up a foot is sliding forward. Allow the hands and arms to rest softly against the body between turns and avoid using tense arms.

Move from the one point in both directions. Image you are marching on the spot, then stop. Ensure you roll over your shoulder and not over your neck. Learn to settle yourself as you are moving so that when you have completed the movement, stand upright, still and calm zanshin 6a – The count for this is,Toitsu taiso coordination exercises The toitsu taiso are exercises to coordinate mind and body, also known as the three minute exercises.


Ushiro tori waza Ushiro means behind or back. Zenshin koshin waza Zenshin means forward mind, koshin means body backwards. These movements help us to develop strong ki, as you learn to apply the mind to everything you do. If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first.

A ki test here would be checking stability by pushing down on the hips at 45 degrees, also un-bendable arm can be tested here. You should not be able to fully extend your hands in front you.

Now the opposite foot is forward and repeat the movement. It seems like the aiki taiso you are talking about are similar to the Kihon Dhosa that we have in Yoshinkan Aikido.

While sitting in the seiza position slowly lower yourself to the floor.