* Unique Aiki Peace Seminar *
21st Sept. Bognor Regis UK
Aiki exercises of O-Sensei, breath control, relaxation,
meditation, mind power, partner training, balancing energy
centres, tibetan yoga, stress release, and so much more!
We only have the space for 25 students, so to avoid
disappointment, we suggest that you book your place now. 3 hours for £10. For full details please visit... Aiki Peace Seminar
Peaceful Aiki Practice
by Natasha Hadwick
(Bognor Regis, West Sussex UK)
I thoroughly enjoyed Aiki Peace week 2015. Many thanks to Sensei Piers Cooke and Sensei Tony Wilden.
We have practiced what we call the unbendable arm previously on a few occasions but this move felt completely different. I trained with Mike from Neil Stark's club in East Grinstead.
We were taught to stand in a relaxed horse stance posture with one arm out in front. Our partner held underneath our arm just above the elbow. When I tried to force my arm down with muscle, with Mike trying to stop me I couldn't move it at all!
Then I put both arms out and thought of the other arm being free, I dropped both arms at the elbow and Mike fell to the ground. Mike and I had several turns, but were still as baffled and amazed as the first time!
I guess when you focus anywhere apart from where the attack is, this makes the attack less important and therefore weaker. Mind over matter.
Great class - many thanks to all
Sensei Natasha Hadwick
Arun Aikido Club