2018 General Member’s Kangeiko Report Monday 15th January 2018 - Sunday 21st January 2018 Shodokan Hombu Dojo

Day 1:
06:30 – 07:30
66 participants
Instructed by Nariyama Tetsuro shihan

After kihon practice, Nariyama shihan explained that our basic techniques can, broadly speaking, be divided into two categories: atemi waza (striking techniques) and kansetsu waza (joint techniques). Nariyama shihan announced the theme for the first day of kangeiko practice would be atemi waza.
Sakai sensei demonstrated kihon atemi waza (5 techniques) as well as applications of each of these techniques from ai gamae katate dori and gyaku gamae katate dori grabs. Nariyama shihan then explained how these kata techniques can be incorporated into our randori practice through tanto counter techniques, or ‘kaeshi waza’.

Techniques practiced were:
Shomen ate kaeshi waza against hiki taoshi
Shomen ate kaeshi waza against sumi otoshi
Gyaku gamae ate kaeshi waza against waki gatame
Gyaku gamae ate kaeshi waza against tenkai kote gaeshi
Gedan ate kaeshi waza against kote gaeshi
Gedan ate kaeshi waza against mae otoshi
Ushiro ate kaeshi waza against tenkai kote hineri
Ushiro ate kaeshi waza against jodan junte dori oshi taoshi

Day 2:
06:30 – 07:30
61 participants
Instructed by Nariyama Tetsuro shihan

Nariyama shihan explained that originally there were no such attacks as empty handed shomen uchi, yokomen uchi etc. These attacks were representative of attacks with weapons, and we should bear this in mind when practicing. Koryu Goshin no Kata, as developed by Tomiki Kenji shihan, includes numerous techniques against weapons. While one of the characteristics of Shodokan Aikido is our practice method of tanto randori, as a sport the attack is limited only to a thrust. It is important we also study the tanto dori techniques of the Koryu Goshin no Kata. This kata practice is not only for the purposes of grading examinations, but should be studied at any level as a compliment to our randori practice and for its inclusion of various types of attack.
Nariyama shihan instructed tanto dori (8 techniques). After everyone practiced this, Nariyama shihan continued by emphasising that the most important aspect of these techniques is correct avoidance or taisabaki.
After taisabaki practice, finally Shiori sensei demonstrated a sample of combination techniques for tanto randori which everyone practiced.

Day 3:
06:30 – 07:30
57 participants
Instructed by Nariyama Tetsuro shihan

Nariyama shihan explained that Tomiki Kenji shihan organised the techniques of Ueshiba Morihei sensei into our kihon waza so that they are easier to learn. Tomiki shihan’s original kihon techniques were 15 techniques. These were put together in 1958 and published in Tomiki shihan’s book, “Aikido Nyumon” or, “Introduction to Aikido”. Following this, Tomiki shihan organised the 17 techniques that can be used in randori practice in 1963. Finally, Tomiki shihan organised a set of 19 techniques encompassing all aikido in 1970.
Nariyama shihan explained that despite this progression in Tomiki shihan’s teaching, a set of 8 wrist techniques in Tomiki shihan’s original 15 techniques remained unchanged in the final version of 19 techniques. These 8 wrist techniques can further be divided into 4 techniques of kote hineri and 4 techniques of kote gaeshi. Nariyama shihan first demonstrated the correct way to take grip for each of these techniques, and then how these can be applied.

Techniques practiced were:
Ai gamae katate dori kara Ai gamae Junte dori Kote Hineri
Gyaku gamae katate dori kara Ai gamae Gyakute dori Kote Hineri
Ai gamae katate dori kara Gyaku gamae Junte dori Kote Hineri
Gyaku gamae katate dori kara Gyaku gamae Gyakute dori Kote Hineri
Gyaku gamae katate dori kara Ai gamae Junte dori Kote Gaeshi
Gyaku gamae katate dori kara Ai gamae Gyakute dori Kote Gaeshi
Ai gamae katate dori kara Gyaku gamae Junte dori Kote Gaeshi
Ai gamae katate dori kara Gyaku gamae Gyakute dori Kote Gaeshi

Day 4:
06:30 – 07:30
63 participants
Instructed by Nariyama Tetsuro shihan

After practicing all tandoku kihon and soutai kihon exercises, Nariyama shihan taught the first 8 techniques of Koryu Goshin no kata. While explaining the details of each techniques, Nariyama shihan also explained the relationship between the first three techniques and sword principles, and the fourth technique to the principle of the spear. As Nariyama shihan continued, he also spoke about the importance of uke, and the importance of the correct attack.


Day 5:
06:30 – 07:30
59 participants
Instructed by Nariyama Tetsuro shihan

Nariyama shihan spoke about the relationship of weapons principles and how this relates to tegatana dosa, go no sen no kuzushi, and technique. Nariyama shihan then instructed a series of application techniques based on the movements from go no sen no kuzushi.

Day 6:
06:30-07:30
66 participants
Instructed by Nariyama Tetsuro shihan

After kihon practice, everybody practiced suwari waza from the kyu grade syllabus (8 techniques). Nariyama shihan also instructed a set of 6 oyo waza, application techniques from distance apart.
Oyo waza techniques practiced were:
Shomen uchi: Oshi taoshi, Ai gamae ate
Yokomen uchi: Tenkai kote gaeshi omote, Tenkai kote gaeshi ura
Shomen Tsuki: Kote gaeshi omote, Kote gaeshi ura

Day 7
13:00-15:00
58 participants
Instructed by Nariyama Tetsuro shihan

Nariyama shihan taught standing techniques from the Koryu Goshin no Kata (8 techniques). Emphasis was placed not only on the technique, but correct body movement in order to nullify the opponents attack. After practicing these techniques, Nariyama shihan explained the techniques contained within the Koryu Goshin no Kata against dogi dori (when the dogi is grabbed) are just a small selection of the techniques that Tomiki Kenji shihan would actually teach. Nariyama shihan then taught some of these techniques that are not included in the Koryu Goshin no Kata.
Techniques practiced were:
Mae eri dori: Kote gaeshi
Naka sode dori: Gyakute dori kote hineri
Juji jime: Tenkai kote gaeshi
Ushiro oku eri jime: Juji nage (kote hineri and kote gaeshi)
Kakae dori: Ude hineri
Oku eri dori: Kote hineri, Kote gaeshi
Nariyama shihan then taught a review of what was covered during the week, focussing on the content practiced on Day 1, tanto kaeshi waza techniques.

After practiced was finished, everybody changed out of their dogi and enjoyed a small party in the dojo, where everybody enjoyed some ‘zenzai’ a soup made from soft red beans and rice cake, kindly made for everyone by Nariyama shihan’s wife.

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