Traditional Japanese Martial Arts for Adults
Aikido Testing Event
April 4th 2011
Pictures from our April 2011 Aikido Testing Event.
Bobby did a great job testing for 4th rank or Yon-Kyu. He was also asked to perform a 2-on-1 RANDORI session (below). RANDORI means multiple attackers.
Left: These students are performing a series of techniques from the kneeling position called SUWARI-WAZA.
Above & Left: Jeanne has been diligent training for her first Aikido rank of 6th or ROKKYU. She executed her test with a equal balance of command and grace.
Above: Just because it is a testing event doesn't mean we can't have fun! Above Jason laughs at one of Richard's punchlines.
Left: Line drills are so much easier now in our new, larger training space.
Left: Mike and Don practice off-balancing each other's center via a KOSA-DORI wrist grab.
Below: Bobby and Sean demonstrate some rear wrist grab techniques referred to as USHIRO-TEKUBITORI.
Above-Left: Richard executes an IRIMINAGE throw as he tests for his 5th rank or GOKYU.
Above-Right: JD Paul Sensei from INAZUMA AIKIDO in Steamboat Springs visited us for our testing event.
Left: Kriss is (once, again) the lucky candidate to receive Goettsche Sensei's NIKKYO techinqiue as Jason-san looks on.
Above: Richard executes a HIJINAGE (a.k.a. TENBINAGE) throw.
Left: Harris Sensei off-balances Tom from a KOSA-DORI wrist grab.
Next testing seminar will be in late September 2011.
Top: Bobby, Mike, Tom, Eric, Don, Eric
Middle: John, Shellane, Richard, Devon, Jeanne, Sean
Bottom: Kriss, Jason, Goettsche Sensei, Harris Sensei, Paul Sensei, & Chino