Aikido training in melbourne
“The way of peace and harmony”
A JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ART
KAMAE : STANCEKamae is your basic readiness stance and trained on both the right (migi-hanmi) and left (hidari-hanmi) sides. This posture is essential as all movement and then technique start with Kamae.
In Aikido, kamae (構え) refers to the basic stance or posture that a practitioner assumes before engaging in technique or free-flow attacks. Most of the weight is placed on the front leg, and the back leg is kept straight or locked. Hands project forward, emphasising forward focus.
JOE THAMBU SHIHAN (8TH DAN)
HOW AIKIDO IS TAUGHT AND PRACTICED
JIYU WAZA : FREE FLOWINGJiyu Waza (自由技) is a term used in Aikido that refers to free-style practice or sparring. Jiyu Waza is a Japanese term that translates to “free techniques” or “free-style techniques”
In Jiyu Waza practice, two Aikido practitioners engage in a free-form exchange of techniques and movements, without predetermined patterns or fixed techniques. Jiyu Waza allows practitioners to apply the techniques they have learned in a dynamic and realistic setting, and to develop their sensitivity, timing, and improvisation skills.
Jiyu Waza can be practiced in different ways, depending on the level of experience and skill of the practitioners. For beginners, Jiyu Waza may involve a limited set of techniques and movements, while for more advanced practitioners, Jiyu Waza may involve a wider range of techniques and movements, including multiple attackers.
Jiyu Waza is an important part of Aikido training, as it allows practitioners to test and refine their techniques and to develop their ability to adapt to different situations and opponents. Jiyu Waza also helps practitioners to develop a deeper understanding of Aikido principles and to cultivate a sense of harmony and connection with their training partners. However, Jiyu Waza should always be practiced with caution and respect for one’s partner, and under the guidance of a qualified instructor.
BENEFITS OF DOING AIKIDO