whatever next?

January 27th, 2010

found this whilst pottering online.    Aikido3D

Zhan Zhuang

January 20th, 2010

Because we’re always adjusting ourselves in Aikido, (and hopefully not the other guy), every moment in our interaction with uke, is  ’listening’ to the movement, and adjusting ourselves to fit. What better way to learn this, than by learning to be still.

Ive been practicing standing still for years, though not as often as a I should. The exercise develops an extremely strong and stable core for your body, and especially for your study of the martial arts.

Its an exercise that you’ll need to give a chance to work, but one that I totally recommend. Watch through some of the following videos, and although it seems a little ‘new age’ and weird, please give it a chance.

Click the following link  for Master Lam Kam Cheun and his introduction to Zhan Zhuang.  Stand Still be Fit

ouch!

January 18th, 2010

look out for the randori with bokken at the end.. :)

A great explanation

January 18th, 2010

Recently found this clip on Youtube. The clip explains how our physical interactions should work, and it explains it very well.  Its describing the use of ‘peng jing’ in TaiChi but applies equally to our Aikido practice.

Coleraine Aikido Club

January 17th, 2010

Welcome to the Coleraine Aikido Club website.

You’ll find information on the club in the pages links on the right hand side, as well as updates to our training times, courses and social calendar.