We will not have any classes on this Sunday due to the Greg Olson Seminar at Rising Sun Aikido this weekend (10/21-10/23).
Jesse Spears throwing Tony Gaddis before class. The thumbs up at the end was attempting to get a confirmation from David that he actually got this video (we’ve had issues in the past ;).
Attacks: Mune tsuki
Techniques: Mostly Irimi nage (omote version), with a kote gaeshi in the middle.
Pronunciation and definitions:
* Mune tsuki: A punch to the midsection. Sounds like moo-nay-skee, although the last syllable starts with a barely audible “t” sound, which isn’t natural for most English speakers, so most people don’t pronounce it).
* Irimi: Entering. Sounds like ee-ree-mee.
* Nage: Throw. Sounds like naw-gay
* Omote: To the front, or in front of. Sounds like Oh-mo-tay (long O sounds).
* Uke: The attacker (or, literally, the one who is thrown). Sounds like oo-kay.
* Kote gaeshi: Wrist turning. Sounds like coat-tay-guy-she
So, irimi nage is an entering throw. Omote means it was to the front of uke.
Rodrigo Martins mentioned that he’s attending a seminar next month with Bruno Gonzalez Sensei.
It’s taking place in Saltillo, Coah, Mexico, on October 14th thru 16th. Click the picture for more details.
We will have a modified schedule over this Labor Day Holiday weekend (see below). Whether you are traveling or staying in town for various activities, we at South Austin Aikido wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!
Holiday Weekend Schedule:
Sunday, September 4th – Modified schedule with two 45 min classes from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Monday, September 5th – no class on Labor Day
Tuesday, September 6th – Normal class schedule
See you on the mat!