TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

6th kyu (Rokukyu) 20 days of practice Gyuaku hanmi katatedori Sumi otoshi Gyuaku hanmi katatedori Shihonage exercise Gyuaku hanmi katatedori Hitoe iriminage Ryote dori Tenchinage Aihami katatedori Udekimenage Gyuaku hanmi katatedori Kokyunage 5em Kyu (Gokyu) 40 days of practice after 6th Kyu or-60 days of practice Shomenuchi Ikkyo (omote & ura) Shomenuchi ikkyo omote Shomenuchi […]

KANAI SENSEI INTERVIEW PART 2

Sensei, when instructing beginners in Aikido is it best to start from Katatetori attacks? Yes, because it is simple, basic, and applicable to all other attacks. As the partner starts to grab faster and faster, then it becomes almost like “tsuki”. It will become the same thing. What expectations does Sensei have of students? Everything […]

INTERVIEW WITH M.KANAI SENSEI PART 1

August 17, 1991Interview by Robert Whelan Question Sensei, what is meant by your statements that you feel as if the physical training and philosophical ideas of Aikido are not coordinated? Sensei Yes, the philosophy, the ‘thinking’ that people want is a different dimension. Question Do they get distracted by the idea that Aikido is supposed to be ‘love’ and then […]

KANAI SENSEI SPEAKS IN IRELAND

“There are at two kinds of strength or power. The first is contracting strength that you use and experience when you lift something, or pull something and your muscles contract toward you. The other is a different kind of strength that occurs when you extend your muscles, such as when you push something or throw […]