Ushiro Ryokatadori Kokyunage with Beginners

Do you get many chances to practice ushiro? Specifically, techniques from ushiro ryokatadori?

In today’s video, I’m going to share a couple clips from a beginners’ class I taught in Los Angeles last week. In these clips, we’re practicing ushiro ryokatadori kokyunage. I...

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Aikido and Shoto: Keeping "The Big Picture" by entering to uke's base (Gyaku hanmi)

Do you sometimes find yourself zeroing in on upper body connection and losing sight of the big picture? And specifically, uke’s base?

Using shoto towards their base can renew your sense of “the big picture” in your training.

In today’s video, I’m going to share a...

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3 Actions You Can Take to Gain the Most Value from an Aikido Seminar

What makes the difference between an ok Aikido seminar and a REALLY GREAT Aikido seminar?

Of course, you might find that different instructors resonate with you more than others. Or that certain seminars attract the participants you prefer training with more than others. Or that some seminar...

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5 Reasons To Attend Aikido Seminars

Are you new to Aikido and wondering WHY you should attend Aikido seminars?

If you’re a seasoned Aikido practitioner, you’ve probably attended an Aikido seminar or two. (Or 3 or 4 or 1000!) But if you’ve just started and haven’t attended your first one, you may be...

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Kokyunage jo - Support and stretch, rather than throw

Do you want to take a deeper look into Kokyunage jo? Do you sometimes have trouble throwing your partner with this technique?

In today's video, I'm going to share a couple clips from a seminar I taught back in 2017 in Los Angeles. In these clips, we start with giving our partner a stretch and...

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Aikido: Ushiro Ryotedori Iriminage - Allow them to continue

Do you want some clarity around Iriminage from Ushiro Ryotedori?

In today's video, I'm going to share a couple clips from a seminar I taught back in 2018 in Los Angeles. In these clips, I lead into Iriminage from Ushiro Ryotedori.

We had a good number of beginner and intermediate students at the...

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Aikido: Shomen Uchi Ikkyo - Compare and contrast WITH shoto and WITHOUT shoto for new insights

Do you ever use short sword, or shoto, for new inspiration and insights in your Aikido? Do you want to know how it can help your empty hand technique?

In today’s video, I’m going to share a couple clips from a seminar I did back in 2018 in Los Angeles. In these clips, I compare and...

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Aikido: Ushiro Ryotedori Kokyunage & Koshinage - Closing the gap

Do you sometimes struggle executing Koshinage? Or maybe you're hesitant or afraid of taking ukemi for Koshinage?

In today's video, I'm going to share a couple clips from a seminar I taught back in 2018 in Los Angeles. In these clips, I lead into Koshinage from Ushiro Ryotedori. First we work on...

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Aikido: Ushiro Ryotedori Shihonage - Lead their second grab

Do you sometimes have trouble executing Shihonage from Ushiro Ryotedori?

In today's video, I'm going to share a couple clips from a seminar I taught back in 2018 in Los Angeles. In these clips, I lead into Shihonage from Ushiro Ryotedori.

We had a good number of beginner and intermediate...

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Aikido: Ushiro Ryotedori Sankyo - Move your core

Do you sometimes have trouble executing Sankyo from Ushiro Ryotedori?

In today's video, I'm going to share a couple clips from a seminar I taught back in 2018 in Los Angeles. In these clips, I lead into Sankyo from Ushiro Ryotedori.

We had a good number of beginner and intermediate students at...

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Aikido: Iriminage - Compare and contrast WITH shoto and WITHOUT shoto for new insights

Do you ever use short sword, or shoto, for new inspiration and insights in your Aikido? Do you want to know how it can help your empty hand technique?

In today’s video, I’m going to share a couple clips from a seminar I did back in 2018 in Los Angeles. In these clips, I compare and...

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