Aiki-Taiso (Aiki Exercises). Nikyo undo – wrist stretch with thumb down; Kotegaeshi undo – wrist stretch with fingers up; Sankyo undo – wrist stretch with fingers. Falling exercise: Koho tendo undo (backward rocking exercise). Wrist stretching:: Nikyo (second control); Kotegaeshi (reverse wrist control); Sankyo (third control) . AIKI TAISO. Fall Newsletter. If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never.

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No 17 is with both arms and in both directions. Is your breathing and movements synchronised? Start in the looking down position, bending deep in the knees dropping from your one point – do not ‘bend’ or lean forwards in one movement and while keeping the body still allow the hands to move back between your legs for a second time. During the last part of this movement move from the one point and do not finish by pushing or forcing your arms.

Avoid sliding out too far and committing too much body weight on your forward leg. You will finish facing the opposite direction with you right foot forward, and arms in the opposite positions to when you started. Slough, UK Join Date: For questions and comments about this website: If speed is used or there is tension in your arms your will notice that your hands will move when finished.

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You can stand two ways tsiso in hanmi. As all the exercises are performed, count loud and breathe properly exhale any time you are compressing your body forward. With this movement, keep posture correct, eyes and head should be forwards and hands on your hips.

Practicing this method enables you to become more aware of your centre as well and learning to understand about how to move and control your weight under movement.

That with each new direction we should apply a new mind, attitude, energy and focus. While rocking backwards, ensure the chin is tucked in and your head does not hit the ground.

Ensure your weight is kept forward to your toes the whole time. Everyone has to start somewhere, and where better to start than the beginning? Allow the hands to slide on your legs; do not use your hands for support. Allow the head to naturally fall to the side, do not try to keep the head straight. Junan kenko taiso Toitsu taiso Aiki taiso Other waza Taiso Development Video Ki Aikido Waza Preliminary exercises The exercises performed at the beginning of class are designed to coordinate mind and body while stretching, warming and relaxing the muscles.


Know that your partner will be thrown by staying relaxed taisi unified. Zenshin koshin waza Zenshin means forward mind, koshin means body backwards. Learning these movements will greatly assist you ajki only in aikido but also in daily life. When performing trunk twists ensure you extend ki fully in one direction and then completely in the other. Eyes and head should be up, practice extending strong ki and keep good posture.

A ki test here would be as the hands finish front of your face uke will gently push your hands towards your face to see if you are extending and keeping unbendable arm.

Just aiiki you bow rotate your arms so palms are now facing down as you drop. Look one way and then focus and extend your mind completely in the other direction 7 Twisting the trunk by swing both arms Left: At the end of each movement while the hands are raised in front of you ensure your hands do not drop slightly, but rather keep ki extending, the hands should appear as if they are still moving, or are intending to move.

During the rolls avoid moving back into the normal rolling position.


Learn to settle yourself as you are moving so that when you have completed the taisso, stand upright, still and calm zanshin 6a – The count for this is,Toitsu taiso coordination exercises The toitsu taiso are exercises to coordinate mind and body, also known as the three minute exercises. Keeping you weight forward, place your left foot behind your right foot, lower yourself down to the floor, keeping tajso chin tucked in.

All should be performed with Ki extension. Like many postures there are variations in them. During this movement avoid trying to twist the wrist outwards, but rather hold your wrist lightly with ki and taisoo the movement straight down.

In time you will also want to practice different ways of moving around in shikko, this will include moving backwards and turning as well as a combination of them. Move only from the elbows and avoid raising the shoulders.


Do not look down and allow the hand on the leg to taisoo slide up and down. If you are having difficulty with this movement, go slowly even to the point of being robotic so as to understand the movements in order to perform them correctly. Avoid allowing your body weight to collapse onto your heels Ma-ai Ma-ai is the safe distance to keep your partner at all times. If your mind and body stops you will be easily moved back. It is not practice taiwo makes perfect, it is correct practice that makes perfect.

We go through a motion alone, such as the karateka does, and, as many a karateka has complained about, we feel that these ‘mini-kata’ have no point, no combat value, and therefore no meaning. When being shown a technique it helps a lot when Sensei, or my Sempai say this is like XXX we do in the kihon dhosa!! When applying this level of thinking to the exercises, aikii is easy to see how these principles can be tziso into our daily life.

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When you have risen and are standing, do just that After your first movement the whole body remains still and only the over head arm moves back and forward for a second time. The exercises are divided into three sections. This creates difficulty as well as puts tension in the shoulders and arms. After you start off with your left foot, simply move right, left, right, left etc… Move from your one point keeping your body vertical and create a rhythm to your movement much like an ice skater would move themselves along the ice.

Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today! Practice twiso understand this movement well, as this movement has many applications.