Ukemi (break falling) is a vital skill when doing Aikido. Soon, my club is starting a children class (anyone between 8 to 17) and as instructors, we must teach the children how to break fall. Ideally, ...
In Aikido (and Judo, Jujitsu, etc...) we do a lot of break falling or ukemi. It is one of the first thing to is taught to beginners. It is the first thing that they are graded on and one of the ...
I believe that ukemi can be translated as receiving body (受け身). It is what uke (受け, whoever receives the technique) does when nage (投げ thrower) or tori (取り, grabber) applies a technique. Am I correct ...
I've been doing some serious thinking on WHY i am doing martial arts. Can't get it out of my mind and that's all i've been thinking about. This all happened after a trip to Japan and Australia with ...
Who were the first female judo players? When did they train? Keiko Fukuda was promoted to fifth degree in 1953
Does anyone know of a good supplier of white dogi for either aikido or judo that are tailored to women? If not, does anyone know of home made modifications that can be made to a "male" dogi to make ...
How can I improve teaching forward and flip (kote gaeshi and sumi otoshi for those that know what it looks like) breakfalls? I have been teaching those for a while and students do pick them up and ...