Tools
Tools

Obi - belt, tanto - wooden training knife, zori - sandals. 2016.

Dojo
Dojo

In an Aikido dojo, the observation of basic forms of etiquette is integral to the creation of a respectful and attentive atmosphere which is conductive to learning. Although Japanese forms are unfamiliar to most Westerners, over a period of time they not only become comfortable expressions of courtesy, but also, as we come to understand the levels of meaning behind the forms, they can enrich and further practice. Plymouth, 2016.

Rei
Rei

Most basic form of respect and gratitude is a rei (bow) from the knees or stood upright. A mixed class prepares to kneel, then rei to O-Sensei. Plymouth, 2016.

Affiliation
Affiliation

Shin Gi Tai Aikido badge. 2016.

Keen
Keen

A young aikidoka waits for people to arrive. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Jo
Jo

Jo work being demonstrated by 1st Kyū's. Other students, sensei's and the grading panel look on. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

The Grade
The Grade

A first kyu (brown belt) receiving a knife attack during a dan grading (black belt). Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Demo
Demo

A dan grade watches closely while Soke Jones demonstrates a technique. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Watching
Watching

A sensei enjoying a demonstration at a Summer School. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Flash
Flash

A fight in a flash, training at a summer school. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Attack & Defend
Attack & Defend

Aikidoka repeating a technique. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Transitions
Transitions

Two aikidoka practising a transition from Ikkyo to Nikyo. 1st technique to second technique. 

二教 nikyō note mawashi - a pronating wristlock that torques the arm and applies painful nerve pressure.

Uke
Uke

Uke - the person who receives a technique. Plymouth, 2016.

Lead
Lead

Leading exercise. Plymouth School of Aikido, 2016.

Sensei
Sensei

Sensei Hall applying a pin technique to an Aikidoka. Sensei meaning teacher or instructor. Plymouth, 2016.

Control
Control

A Sensei applying a control technique to a fellow Dan grade. Plymouth, 2016.

Tap, Tap
Tap, Tap

Aikidoka receiving a pin. When the pain reaches an uncomfortable level the Uke taps out. Plymouth, 2016.

Tori
Tori

In practise, after receiving a technique the Uke's now applies the technique to the Tori. The Uke becomes the Tori. Plymouth, 2016.

Tori 取り - the executor of a technique in partnered practice. The term "tori" comes from the verb toru (取る), meaning "to take", "to pick up", or "to choose".

Sukomen
Sukomen

Aikidoka practising the hand movements of Sukomen, an under the chin throw. Plymouth, 2016.

Heaven & Earth
Heaven & Earth

天地投げ tenchinage - beginning with ryōte-dori; moving forward, tori' sweeps one hand low (earth) and the other high (heaven), which unbalances uke so that he or she falls over. Plymouth, 2016.

Centre
Centre

"With proper blending, leading your partner's ki, and touching his center, the technique is "over" before the throw occurs".

Katate dori
Katate dori

Katate dori or wrist grab. Plymouth, 2016.

Bokken
Bokken

A bokken, wooden training sword. Plymouth, 2016.

Sports Hall
Sports Hall

The dojo becomes a sports hall again. Plymouth, 2016.

Tools
Dojo
Rei
Affiliation
Keen
Jo
The Grade
Demo
Watching
Flash
Attack & Defend
Transitions
Uke
Lead
Sensei
Control
Tap, Tap
Tori
Sukomen
Heaven & Earth
Centre
Katate dori
Bokken
Sports Hall
Tools

Obi - belt, tanto - wooden training knife, zori - sandals. 2016.

Dojo

In an Aikido dojo, the observation of basic forms of etiquette is integral to the creation of a respectful and attentive atmosphere which is conductive to learning. Although Japanese forms are unfamiliar to most Westerners, over a period of time they not only become comfortable expressions of courtesy, but also, as we come to understand the levels of meaning behind the forms, they can enrich and further practice. Plymouth, 2016.

Rei

Most basic form of respect and gratitude is a rei (bow) from the knees or stood upright. A mixed class prepares to kneel, then rei to O-Sensei. Plymouth, 2016.

Affiliation

Shin Gi Tai Aikido badge. 2016.

Keen

A young aikidoka waits for people to arrive. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Jo

Jo work being demonstrated by 1st Kyū's. Other students, sensei's and the grading panel look on. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

The Grade

A first kyu (brown belt) receiving a knife attack during a dan grading (black belt). Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Demo

A dan grade watches closely while Soke Jones demonstrates a technique. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Watching

A sensei enjoying a demonstration at a Summer School. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Flash

A fight in a flash, training at a summer school. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Attack & Defend

Aikidoka repeating a technique. Burry Port, Wales. 2016.

Transitions

Two aikidoka practising a transition from Ikkyo to Nikyo. 1st technique to second technique. 

二教 nikyō note mawashi - a pronating wristlock that torques the arm and applies painful nerve pressure.

Uke

Uke - the person who receives a technique. Plymouth, 2016.

Lead

Leading exercise. Plymouth School of Aikido, 2016.

Sensei

Sensei Hall applying a pin technique to an Aikidoka. Sensei meaning teacher or instructor. Plymouth, 2016.

Control

A Sensei applying a control technique to a fellow Dan grade. Plymouth, 2016.

Tap, Tap

Aikidoka receiving a pin. When the pain reaches an uncomfortable level the Uke taps out. Plymouth, 2016.

Tori

In practise, after receiving a technique the Uke's now applies the technique to the Tori. The Uke becomes the Tori. Plymouth, 2016.

Tori 取り - the executor of a technique in partnered practice. The term "tori" comes from the verb toru (取る), meaning "to take", "to pick up", or "to choose".

Sukomen

Aikidoka practising the hand movements of Sukomen, an under the chin throw. Plymouth, 2016.

Heaven & Earth

天地投げ tenchinage - beginning with ryōte-dori; moving forward, tori' sweeps one hand low (earth) and the other high (heaven), which unbalances uke so that he or she falls over. Plymouth, 2016.

Centre

"With proper blending, leading your partner's ki, and touching his center, the technique is "over" before the throw occurs".

Katate dori

Katate dori or wrist grab. Plymouth, 2016.

Bokken

A bokken, wooden training sword. Plymouth, 2016.

Sports Hall

The dojo becomes a sports hall again. Plymouth, 2016.

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