Here are some photos taken at one of our Thursday evening classes. Hopefully they will give you some idea of what to expect from an aikido class.
As the sensei demonstrates an aikido technique, the class sit & observe before it's their turn to perform the technique. The pictures below show Sensei John demonstrating some techniques.
The students partner up & practice whichever aikido technique is demonstrated. Below the pairs take it in turns to be nage & uke (attacker & defender) while practicing ikkyo. The sensei observes the class & offers help or advice where required.
The class continue with the sensei demonstrating further techniques that the class then practice. Here the class are practicing suwari waza (kneeling techniques) that help to develop hip power.
Thanks to Danny for taking the pictures.
How did he manage to take this picture of his himself while holding the camera behind his head?
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