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3 Steps to Learning a Soft Break Fall

3 Steps to Learning a Soft Break Fall

Yoko Ukemi In Aikido, the most advanced fall is known as a break fall or high fall (in Japanese, “yoko ukemi”, lit. “side fall”). This is the big spectacular fall that you often see in advanced Aikido demonstrations where uke (the person receiving the technique) attacks nage (the person performing the technique) at high speed and then is thrownRead more about 3 Steps to Learning a Soft Break Fall[…]

Aikido Seminar: Cyndy Hayashi (7th Dan) and Martin Katz (6th Dan)

Aikido Seminar: Cyndy Hayashi (7th Dan) and Martin Katz (6th Dan)

Area Aikido Event Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to support Ganshinkan Dojo in hosting a seminar with Cyndy Hayashi Sensei (7th Dan) from Aikido West in Redwood City, CA and Martin Katz Sensei (6th Dan) from Ryushinkan Dojo in San Diego, CA. The seminar will be held May 12-14, 2017, at the University ofRead more about Aikido Seminar: Cyndy Hayashi (7th Dan) and Martin Katz (6th Dan)[…]

Jiyuwaza: Aiki in Action

Jiyuwaza: Aiki in Action

One of the important ways we train at Aikido of Salt Lake is called jiyuwaza (lit. “free technique’). Essentially, it consists of uke (the person receiving the technique) attacking nage (the person performing the technique) over and over again using the same attack. In the video below, Gerry is attacking Philippe repeatedly with katatetori (wrist grab). Training jiyuwaza teachesRead more about Jiyuwaza: Aiki in Action[…]

Official Affiliation with Maruyama Institute of Aikido

Official Affiliation with Maruyama Institute of Aikido

We are very excited to announce the affiliation of Aikido of Salt Lake with the Maruyama Institute of Aikido! We received formal notification from Maruyama Sensei on Jan. 16, 2017, that the Hombu International Department (Aikido World Headquarters) had given him permission to include an affiliate in the United States.  Aikido of Salt Lake is the first Maruyama Institute affiliateRead more about Official Affiliation with Maruyama Institute of Aikido[…]