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Weekly Curriculum

NOTE: The techniques are addressed in every class as identified below. However, the amount of time dedicated to certain aspects and combinations in proportion to overall length of the class will be changing to assure that ALL aspects and groups of the techniques have continuing coverage in order to maintain acquired skills at the appropriate level, improve them and also add new skills as simultaneously as it will be possible. Majority of the techniques worked on in Tachi Waza as well as in Suwari Waza.

Tuesday - Two Hours
   

· Genri no Waza - Principles of the Art

· Reigi (Etiquette)

· Kamae (Stances, Postures)

· Kuzushi (Unbalance)

· Tsukuri (Body Placement)

· Kake (Final Execution)

· Aiki (Energy Blending)

· Kokyu (Breathing)

· Maai (Distance)

· Metsuke (Focusing the eyes)

· Zanshin (the Mind Remains)

· Taisabaki (Body Shifting/movement)

· Uke Waza - Receiving Methods

· Ukemi (Falls, body mechanics concepts and rules)

· Nage no Waza - Throwing Methods

· Osae waza - Pinning Techniques

· Katame no Waza - Grappling Methods

· Shime waza - Choking Techniques

· Kansetsu waza -  Joint Locks

· Kogeki - Attacks in Aiki-Jujutsu

· Jiju waza  - Free Practice methods

· Randori no Waza -  Defense against Multiple attackers

 

Thursday

1st Hour
  

· Genri no Waza - Principles of the Art

· Reigi (Etiquette)

· Kamae (Stances, Postures)

· Kuzushi (Unbalance)

· Aiki (Energy Blending)

· Kokyu (Breathing)

· Maai (Distance)

· Metsuke (Focusing the eyes)

· Zanshin (the Mind Remains)

· Taisabaki (Body Shifting/movement)

· Uke Waza - Receiving Methods

· Ukemi (Falls, body mechanics concepts and rules)

· Nage no Waza - Throwing Methods

· Osae waza - Pinning Techniques

· Katame no Waza - Grappling Methods

· Shime waza - Choking Techniques

· Kansetsu waza -  Joint Locks

· Kogeki - Attacks in Aiki-Jujutsu

· Aihanmi relation

· Gyakuhanmi relation

· Ushiro relation
   

2nd Hour
   

· Atemi Waza - Striking Methods

· Renzoku Waza - Strikes and Combinations

· Te Waza - Hand Techniques

· Ashi Waza - Foot and Leg Techniques

· Kyusho no Waza - Vital Point Methods

· Jiju waza - Free Practice methods

· Randori no Waza - Defense against Multiple attackers

 

Sunday

1st Hour
    

· Aiki Batto  (Basic. Intermediate)

We practice Aiki Batto, developed from both: Aikiken and Iaido, the way which allows for a maximum of compatibility between the two. It can as readily be trained in solo kata style with a iaito, the sword for iai practice, as it can with a partner and the bokken

· Aikiken is the term usually applied to bokken exercises. The word stresses that the techniques must be in accordance with the aiki principle of blending ki, the vital energy: the ki of the defender with that of the attacker, of tori and uke. On the superficial level, this is shown by the taisabaki moves out of the way of the attacking sword, as well as by the rhythm with which the counter moves are carried out. It also demands, certainly, that the attacker's force is not stopped, nor his sword move blocked.

· Iaido as it is normally practiced, does not always apply the aiki principles in the way aiki jujutsu does. Also, of course, iaido is practiced without a partner. Still, there are some immensely important things to be learned from iaido training, such as how the real blade behaves, compared to the wooden bokken, and what the rhythm is like in a series of moves, when the blows and the thrusts are carried through instead of stopped short.

2nd Hour
    

· Goshin-ho no Waza, including Rinji Waza - Self Defense Techniques including Special Techniques in weapon attack applications.

· Osae Kaeshi Waza - Against a Grab

· Shime Kaeshi Waza - Against a Choke

· Hanbo Waza - Against a Stick, baseball bat, or similar type of weapon.

· Ken Waza - Against a Sword

· Tanto Waza - Against a Knife

· Tanji Waza - Against a Gun / Pistol

· Kusari Fundo Waza - Against a Flexible weapons (chain, belt, or similar)

Aikido, Aiki Jujutsu, and Modern Self Defense

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