Fundamentals

These basic Fundamentals are how we practice putting the Principles of Aikido into action.

CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES:

Read Dojo Etiquette
Seiza – Formal Sitting Posture
Formal Bow
Standing Bow
Meditation Before Class
Care of Keiko Gi/Person
Common Japanese Words (link to page)

UKEMI: (Falling Away from Harm)
Sitting – Roll Back
Squatting – Roll Back
Standing – Roll Back
Walking – Roll Back
Walking, Turning – Roll Back
Sitting – Back to Seiza
Sitting – Back to Kneeling
Sitting – Back to Standing
Forward Roll – From Seiza
Forward Roll – From Kneeling
Forward Roll – From Standing
Side Fall – Stationary
Side Fall – Squatting
Side Fall – Standing

SPECIAL PRACTICES:
Breathing
Kokyu Dosa
Energy Arm (Extension)
Centering / Base
Proper Method of Holding
Striking – Shomen Uchi
Striking – Yokomen Uchi
Striking – Munetsuki
Ki Development Exercises

EXERCISES:
Wrist Stretches
Rowing (Breath Extension)
Ikkyo (Breath Extension)
Tai No Henko (Two-step) (Solo)
Kote Gaeshi Stretch
Kokyu Nage Stretch
Shihonage Stretch
Back Stretch

TAI SABAKI (BODY MOVEMENT):
Hanmi (Triangular Stance)
Movement from Hanmi to Hanmi
Tai No Henko (Paired, Static)
Tai No Henko (Ki Flow)
Irimi – Principle of Entering
Tenkan – Principle of Turning
Suwari Waza – Samurai Walk

TAI JITSU (BODY ARTS):
Katate Dori Shihonage (Irimi)
Katate Dori Shihonage (Tenkan)
Shomen Uchi Ikkyo (Irimi)
Shomen Uchi Ikkyo (Tenkan)
Shomen Uchi Iriminage
Suwari Wasa – Shomen Uchi Ikkyo
Ikkyo Pin
Nikyo Pin
Sankyo Pin