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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yogyakarta - Medan Kendo, Dojo Visit 2012

To strengthen the friendship between kendo dojo in Indonesia, on May 2012, Yogyakarta Kendo visited Medan Kendo Dojo for joint practice. Unfortunately, at that time, Hamada Sensei, Sensei of Medan kendo Dojo, had to go to Jakarta. So the practice was held without him. Medan Kendo Dojo located on North Sumatra University complex. This dojo was built in 2008 with the cooperation of Japan Consulate, Persada, and North Sumatra University, to gave Medan kendoka a proper place to practice kendo. This cooperation also donated bogu and keiko gi for Medan Kendo.

Here's some keiko video from the visit :

Keiko with Edi, 2nd kyu

keiko with Bintang

keiko with yume, 2nd kyu

Everybody showed great spirit on kihon and keiko session. It's nice to be able to train together with Medan kendoka, thank you and see you on next tournament. ^^

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Aikido Seminar with Jun Nomoto Shihan, Yogyakarta, 2012

On June, Yogyakarta aikido held two days aikido seminar on 16th and 17th, with Jun Nomoto Shihan (7th Dan).  The seminar held at Sanata Dharma University hall, Yogyakarta. Followed not only aikidoka from Yogyakarta, but also from other cities like Semarang, Solo, Malang, and Surabaya. 

On this seminar, Nomoto shihan taught about how to train our breathing, because proper breathing will give us many benefits, either in or outside training, such as, better awareness, better stamina, etc. Nomoto Shihan also taught jo kata and jo techniques. On jo kata, he taught individual and group jo kata. That was my first time practicing group jo kata. One group consists of 4 person, face to one center point. This kata usually showed in aikido demonstration, because it looks more beautiful than individual kata. For more detailed description about the seminar, you can see the following pictures by Yogyakarta Aikido.

Seminar registration
seminar hall
with Edu Sensei (Yogyakarta Aikido Head Instructor)

seminar participants
kokyu (breathing exercise)
aiki taisho and stretching

explaining kamae

kamae check

jo session

group jo kata

seriously pay attention ..
group jo kata by mudansha
explaining jo 

jo shihonage

jo kokyunage

Thank you for participating, c u on next seminar.. :)