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.