New Schedule and Location for 2016

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On deck at Mokuren Dojo

This past week, we had two students test successfully for Green belt (Yonkyu) and one student test successfully for 2nd Brown Belt (Nikyu) - Congrats Kel! So what material is waiting in the wings for these guys?
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In aikido, our green belts will be working on elbow techniques - controlling uke's center of mass through his elbow...
  • oshitaoshi (A.K.A. ikkyo)
  • udegaeshi
  • hikitaoshi
  • udehineri (A.K.A. kaitennage)
  • wakigatame (A.K.A. gokyo)
The 2nd brown belt will be working on floating throws - hitting precise timings and directions to effect an otoshi...
  • kotetaoshi/maeotoshi
  • sumiotoshi and its variants
  • hikiotoshi
Here are some links to previous articles on the abovementioned aikido techniques.
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In judo, we'll have another student ready for green belt in about 2 months. Between now and then, this student will be working on the following material...
  • inside reaps (ouchigari & kouchigari)
  • seoinage
  • ogoshi
  • improving the fundamental escapes from kesa, kata, kami, and mune
  • hadakajime (rear naked choke)
  • basic armbars (wakigatame and udegarame)
Here are some articles I wrote about these judo throws, and about hadakajime.
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Patrick Parker, is a Christian, husband, father, judo and aikido teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: mokurendojo@gmail.com or phone 601.248.7282
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