Are you gearing up to get your green belt promotion? You will need to show a basic understanding of the Tegatana No Kata (the walk), all of the Hanasu No Kata (eight releases), and the first five of the Ju Nana Hon Kata (seventeen basic techniques).
The first grouping of the Ju Nana Hon Kata is called Ateme Waza, the striking techniques:
1. Shomen Ate — frontal head strike
2. Aigamae Ate — fitting posture strike
3. Gyaku Gamae Ate — reverse posture strike
4. Gedan Ate — low strike
5. Ushiro Ate — from behind strike
Here's a handy website with videos to everything you need to know. You've got this!
We love and miss our students! To better serve everyone during the extended shutdown here in Washington and elsewhere, Shinju Dojo Aikido is now offering private video lessons online. Each session will last up to one hour and will be offered for at least as long as the shutdown lasts. To participate in a session, a smartphone, tablet, or computer with video and microphone and a FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom account are needed.
Our regular, paid students can schedule up to one session per week for free for the duration of the shutdown.
Those who are not already members of the dojo who wish for long distance lessons can sign up for the discounted price of $25 per session. Billing will be done online and a credit card is needed for payment.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 998-0749 for more information and to schedule your session.
We hope to be back on the mat with everyone soon!
I was perusing Windsong Dojo's website and found this great resource of study guide videos for new people all the way to Sandan (3rd black belt) level. Check it out:
Check out our latest video of Heather Gawlick teaching arm bars at Windsong Dojo in Oklahoma City in the fall 2018 seminar. This is part 3 of 4.
Check out our latest video of Heather Gawlick teaching arm bars at Windsong Dojo in Oklahoma City in the fall 2018 seminar. This is part 2 of 4.
Heather and Roy Gawlick love Aikido and have a passion for sharing it with others. They hope you'll catch the Aikido bug, too!
Shinju Dojo Aikido Martial Arts School in Longview / Kelso, Washington