With less than 2 weeks until the junior aikido tournament, we worked on some of the techniques required for the junior-high and above group. Shomen uchi kotegaeshi ni - tachi/suwari waza.
Today`s main point was big movements - big step out to extend your partner, and big pivot to break their balance before the throw.
The final round for the black belt group is jotori jiyuwaza. At Sakado we hadn`t done much weapons up till now, so it was a nice change of pace to have some fun with the jo.
Note: next weeks kids class is from 14:20, adults from 15:30.