No SAA Classes on Sunday, 10/23

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 and Tony playing around before class

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.

Bruno Gonzalez Sensei Seminar

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.

Bruno Gonzalez Sensei Seminar



Labor Day Holiday Weekend Schedule

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!