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Adult/Teen Beginner's Series Starts this Wed, Oct 2, 630pm-745pm

Reminder:  our Adult/Teen Aikido Beginner's Series starts this Wednesday, October 2, 630pm-745pm.  

The series will last 2 months, costs $100, and classes will be Monday and Wednesday nights 630pm-745pm.

If you have thought about trying Aikido, but felt like you didn't want to be the only one who didn't know what was going on, then this is the series for you.  Enroll for a 2-month-no-obligation-series with other beginners, and see if it's a good fit!  :)

Please arrive no later than 620pm if you are new so we can process your paperwork and get started on time.

See you Wednesday!
- John Peng
Chief Instructor
Seattle School of Aikido

Adult Aikido Dues to continue at $60/month ($50/mo for teens and students)!

The Seattle School of Aikido Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are able to continue our Summer special for Adult Aikido dues. So until further notice, Adult Aikido membership will continue to be offered at $60/month ($50/month for teens and students)!

Thanks so much to our co-op community for the ongoing support, which allows us to continue offer Aikido instruction at a very reasonable and affordable cost.

We hope to see you on the mat!

- John

bonus adult aikido class this sunday

i'll be teaching an extra adult aikido class 9am-1015am this sunday, 9/8/13.

open to all dojo members, standard mat fee for guests.

hope to see you then!

- john

Technique Notes from Lillsved Aikido Seminar in Sweden 2013

well i'm back after an amazing week in sweden, studying aikido with jan nevelius and jorma lyly.  122 participants from all over the world, and it was a very inspiring seminar for me.

i kept a journal of techniques, and am posting them here for those who asked me for a copy of my notes. some techniques had no names, and i just described them best as i could.

i'm just cutting pasting my file here, but i've tried to attach it as a PDF for those who want to download it.

this did not include my notes on the jo kata that was shown, my stick figures would have to be scanned in, and no one who wasn't there would be able to decipher it into any meaningful form.

anyway, here's my annotated list.

enjoy!

- john

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Lillsved Aikido Seminar

Jan Nevelius 6th Dan

Jorma Lyly 5th Dan

Sunday July 21, 2013 through Saturday July 27, 2013

Aikido Techniqes as shown in each Class

Sunday 1530-1630 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori Tai no Henko – “exchange”
    • Katatedori Shiho Nage
    • Katatedori “uchi entry” Kokyu Nage (lower both hands) with seated Nikyo pin
    • Chudan Tsuki “uchi entry” Kokyu Nage with seated Nikyo pin

 

Sunday 1630-1730 with Jorma

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori Tai no Henko
    • Katatedori “soto entry” Kokyu Nage (hand to shoulder and wrist, lower both hands)
    • Katatedori “lead behind then turn entry” Ikkyo
      • Hand change, lead to the rear, pivot hips to “Ai-hanmi”, then Ikkyo
    • Katatedori “lead behind then turn entry” Jiyu Waza

 

Monday 1030-1200 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Morotedori Tai no Henko – “exchange”
    • Morotedori Ikkyo
    • Morotedori Sumi Otoshi
    • Morotedori “turn around then lead in front” Ikkyo
      • Pivot hips, touch rear center, lead to front, then Ikkyo
    • Morotedori “turn around then lead in front” Kokyu Ho (Sokumen Irimi Nage)

 

Monday 1530-1630 with Jorma

  • Hanmi Handachi
    • Morotedori Kokyu Nage – “down”
  • Tachi Waza
    • Morotedori Kokyu Nage – “down”
    • Morotedori Kokyu Ho (Sokumen Irimi Nage)

Monday 1630-1730 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Aidori soto tenkan Sankyo
    • Aidori soto tenkan Nikyo
  • Suwari Waza
    • Shomenuchi Nikyo
  • Tachi Waza
    • Shomenuchi Nikyo
    • Shomenuchi “uchi kaiten entry” Sankyo then Kokyu Nage
    • Shomenuchi Randori / Jiyu Waza

 

Tuesday 1030-1200 with Jorma

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori “soto entry” Kokyu Nage with 1 person bracing behind Uke
    • Katatedori Irimi Nage

 

Tuesday 1530-1630 with Jorma

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori Tai no Henko
    • Katatedori soto tenkan Gedan Kokyu Nage – “down”
    • Katatedori soto tenkan Jodan Kokyu Nage – “up then down”
      • Lead Uke slowly down into a deep back “limbo” stretch
    • Katatedori uchi tenkan Kokyu Nage – “down”
    • Katatedori uchi tenkan Nikyo

 

Tuesday 1630-1730 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Shomenuchi Shiho Nage
    • Katadori Menuchi Ikkyo – “dive hand down deeply”
      • Uke takes full step
    • Katadori Menuchi Nikyo – “exchange the meeting in front”
      • Uke takes half step
    • Ushiro Katatedori Sankyo “Propeller” Kokyu Nage
      • Hold Sankyo and the collar and SPIN Uke!

 

Wednesday 1030-1200 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori Tai no Henko
    • Katatedori kaeshi waza Kokyu Nage – “cut kesa giri”
    • Katadori kaeshi waza Kokyu Nage – “cut kesa giri”
    • Morotedori kaeshi waza Kokyu Nage – “cut kesa giri”
    • Katadori Nikyo
      • Let Uke pull, then uchi tenkan entry, then Nikyo
    • Yokomenuchi “exchange entry” Shiho Nage
    • Yokomenuchi “exchange entry” Jiyu Waza
  • Suwari Waza
    • Ryotedori Kokyu Dosa

 

Wednesday 1530-1630 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katadori Ikkyo – “meridian stroke inside arm”

 

Wednesday 1630-1730 with Jorma

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katadori Kokyu Ho (Sokumen Irimi Nage) – “arm comes over from outside”
    • Katadori Tenchi Nage
    • Katadori Kokyu Nage – “bend over and down”
    • Katadori Kokyu Nage – “with action” (sumi otoshi)

 

Thursday 1030-1200 with Jorma

  • Hanmi Handachi
    • Ryotedori Kokyu – “down”, warm up exercise
    • Katatedori Kokyu – hand to ankle, warm up exercise
  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori Kokyu Nage – “down”
    • Katatedori walking, forward, backward, tankan, uchi tenkan exercise
    • Katatedori tenkan Ikkyo
    • Katatedori uchi tenkan Ikkyo
    • Katatedori walk forward 3 steps to Irimi Nage Omote
    • Katatedori tenkan Ude Kime Nage –“change hands”

 

Thursday 1530-1630 with Jan

  • Hanmi Handachi
    • Shomenuchi “escape” exercise
  • Tachi Waza
    • Shomenuchi “escape” exercise
      • Uchi, soto, tenkan
    • Shomenuchi tenkan, then lower to seiza, arm under Uke’s arm
    • Shomenuchi tenkan Sankyo
    • Shomenuchi soto Ude Garami on Uke’s striking arm
    • Shomenuchi uchi tenkan Shiho Nage
    • Shomenuchi block, then Ude Garami on Uke’s rear arm
    • Shomenuchi no block, then Ude Garami on Uke’s rear arm
    • Shomenuchi uchi irimi shoulder atemi Shiho Nage

 

Thursday 1630-1730 with Jorma

  • Tachi Waza
    • Yokomen “direct outside” entry Kokyu Nage – “soft hands down”, #1
    • Yokomen “direct outside” entry Kokyu Nage – “Bam!”
    • Yokomen “direct outside” entry hanmi change Ikkyo, #2
    • Yokomen “direct outside” entry “zombie arm” Ikkyo, #3
    • Katatedori Kokyu Nage, #1
    • Katatedori Ikkyo #2
    • Katatedori Ikkyo #3
    • Yokomen “inside” entry Kokyu Nage – “walk through” and lead/cut Uke down to the rear
  • Suwari Waza
    • Ryotedori Kokyu Dosa – “turn hands in a small circle”

 

Friday 1030-1200 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori Tai no Henko – “blueberry” in lead hand
    • Katadori Kokyu Nage – “blueberry” in rear hand takedown
    • Jodan Tsuki Ikkyo – static, start with fist on jaw
    • Jodan Tsuki Hiji Kime Osae (Rokkyo)
    • Jodan Tsuki uchi entry Kokyu Ho Omote – no block, walk straight through
    • Jodan Tsuki Ikkyo – “Meridan Stroke”

 

Friday 1530-1630 with Jorma

  • Suwari Waza
    • Ryotedori Kokyu Nage – lift up Uke to Hanmi Handachi and throw
  • Tachi Waza
    • Ryotedori Kokyu Nage – “turn hands in small circle”
    • Ryotedori Tenchi Nage

 

Friday 1630-1730 with Jan

  • Tachi Waza
    • Katatedori Tai no Henko – “Lingonberry” in lead hand
    • Chudan Tsuki Ikkyo
    • Chudan Tsuki uchi shoulder atemi entry Shiho Nage
  • Hanmi Handachi
    • Katatedori Ukemi exercise
      • Step forward backfall, turn over to Ikkyo, front roll to supine, get up and walk around Nage to front roll disengage

 

Saturday 1030-1200 with Jorma

  • Suwari Waza
    • Shomenuchi Nikyo
    • Yokomenuchi Nikyo, direct entry
      • Uke attacks with front knee up
  • Tachi Waza
    • Shomenuchi Nikyo
    • Yokomenuchi Nikyo, direct entry
    • Ushiro Ryokatatedori Nikyo
    • Ushiro Ryohijidori Yonkyo
    • Ryotedori Nikyo

 

Jan Nevelius (and others) interview from 2004 Aikido Today Magazine

here's a link to an old interview from aikido today magazine in 2004.  it gives insight into the style of aikido that nevelius sensei teaches, which is what i am studying/teaching in the monday and wednesday night adult aikido classes.

http://nolaaikido.com/interview/

please enjoy!

- john peng (2nd dan, aikikai)

chief instructor, aikido

seattle school of aikido

Summer Special for Adult Aikido!

June is here, and so is our Summer Aikido Special!

Regular adult Aikido dues will be reduced to $60/month for June, July, and August. Students with valid ID will continue to train for $50/month.

There will be no formal beginner's series this summer due to erratic vacations, but new students can still take advantage of our introductory 2 months of training for $100.

More Ki for less dough!

A summer vacation schedule will be posted in the near future as well, so stay tuned.

See you all on the mat!

- John

No evening Adult Aikido class on Mon 5/27/13, 630 pm

due to bridge collapse, i won't be able to get back from the san juans in time for adult aikido class monday night, memorial day, 5/27/13, 630pm. 



class will resume wed 5/29/13, 630pm.



sorry for any inconvenience.

All Dojo Meeting and Movie Matinee and Potluck...Saturday 5/18/13, 2-4pm at the Dojo

we'll have a short meeting, then we'll be playing kung fu panda 2 at the dojo via the miracle of modern projectors.

bring something to share for the potluck, please keep items peanut free, and stay for the movie.

kids and families are especially invited.

hope to see you all there!

- john

No evening Adult Aikido classes Mon 4/15 and Wed 4/17 this week

There will be no 630pm adult aikido class tonight or Wednesday night...sorry for the late notice. Adult aikido evening classes will resume on 4/22/13 at 630pm. (John)

 

Special Class with Frits Habermann, 4th Dan, Sunday 2/17, 11am-1230pm

You can go to our facebook page for details.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/210530242424380/

 

No cost to dojo members, standard $15 mat fee for non-member guests.

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