Friday, August 31, 2007
I suspect that there are a lot of things like this in the martial arts that are only common sense after someone points them out to you. Things that seem so trivial or fundamental that we rapidly lose track of the fact that we didn’t always know them. If we can forget that not everybody knows it, then we can forget to teach it to our beginners. Can y'all think of some examples in your practice?
Thursday, August 30, 2007
One of the differences Nick noted between my Divine Nine and their core set was that they practiced tsurikomigoshi and sodetsurikomigoshi in the spots where I practice ukigoshi and kubinage. Those are certainly good throws. I was approaching the set of core techniques from perhaps a different point – TKGoshi and sode TKgoshi are variants of ogoshi/kubinage, so I put kubinage in my list. But I can see where TKgoshi could be a higher percentage throw because of perhaps greater ease of getting sleeve grips in a tourney or because of the necessity to get lower than a resisting opponent.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Aikido is much the same as judo because the origins of both reside in the ancient schools of jujutsu. If we generally classify the kinds of techniques (waza) in the ancient schools of jujutsu, there are four categories:
Nage-waza (throwing techniques)
Katame-waza (locking techniques)
Atemi-waza (striking techniques)
Kansetsu-waza (joint techniques)Among these, many nage-waza and some katame-waza have been collected into the system of training that is "competition judo" (judo kyogi), and various atemi-waza and kansetsu-waza have been collected into the system of training that is "competition aikido" (aikido kyogi).
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Incidently, the guy that posted this video is Rhadi Ferguson. Great judoka. Both a pleasure and a terror to watch. This is the guy that was doing the superb single leg picks (maybe teguruma) in the previous video. Wanna see some good judo? do a video search for 'Rhadi.'
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Renli recently posted a link to the following interesting video discussing some potential problems with American taichi competition rules.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Aikido is Tuesday 6:30PM, Thursday 6:30PM, Saturday 9:00 AM
Judo, Jodo, and Karate are by appointment only
This gives us an extra day for aiki and this schedule meshes better with my life right now as well as Patrick M's and Kel's.
Hope to see y'all tomorrow at aiki...
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Nice comments go there, rants and vents go here. really vile comments will go in the trash. Play nice...
Monday, August 06, 2007
I'll be guest posting over at Nathan's TDA Training blog for a couple of days. Check it out. I had to promise to try not to tear things up too badly. We'll see. I'll probably just post interesting video clips here at Mokuren Dojo, and perhaps training logs during this time. See y'all back here in a couple of days.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Child's Mouth Taped Shut At Day Camp
By Julie Straw
A six year old had her mouth taped shut at a summer day camp in Rankin County. Her mother is outraged and pulled her children from the camp. She wants to warn parents to be aware of what is going on at day care.
Jennifer McLemore, mother of 12 year old Alex and 6 year old Amber, enrolled her children in Kimery Martial Arts summer day camp. She thought it would be a fun place for them to go while school was out.
...When they confronted coach Kevin Kimery of Kimery Martial Arts about what happened, she wasn't pleased by his response. "He said yes he'd seen the tape on her mouth and that he got onto the guy, but he didn't do anything about it. He just got onto him and made him take the tape off of her," said McLemore.
Kimery gave this statement to WLBT. "An incident did occur. Reprimands have been put into place. One employee was involved and has since been terminated. It is not our policy to punish children in the alleged manner."
Over 25 yrs exp in Tae Kwondo Hapkido Self-Defense & other Martial Arts Offering pick up for ages 5-12 in after school classes
While we're on the subject of ethnic wrestling styles that evolved to similar states under different conditions, check out the similarities between Korean Ssireum wrestling and Icelandic Glima. Both are belt wrestling styles in which each contestant is required to give the opponent a waist and leg grip using a strap or harness. Korea and Iceland. Hmmm.
I wonder who were the first guys to say, "Hey, I'm bored. Let's tie ourselves together by the thigh and waist and wrestle!"
Someone asked me a while back to post what I consider to be pros and cons of aikido and judo – sort of what I like and dislike about aiki...
People often ask me at what age should they start their kids in martial arts. I will occasionally take kids as young as 3-4 as long as the p...
Another thing that Chad asked for the other day in his comment to my post about teaching kids judo was some description of our favorite ...
One can think about kuzushi in a lot of different ways, including - A pre-requisite or set-ups for doing a technique. The first s...
A couple of thoughts from a renaissance man - probably not a stretch to say this is applicable to aikido and judo... “Everyone should c...