Ankles, knees, pelvis and kyokotsu

The motions of the body are magical, we can move many parts of our body in order to accomplish many physical tasks. But we can more with our body, there are certain parts that we have to pay attention to and we will discover many other physical features of our body. Kyokotsu movement Kyokotsu in […]

Rendo -The art of linking

A “martial art body” is determined by the word “Jukozo” or flexible structure. When we see how someone is catching a ball, we can get an idea how the body works during a whole body movement. The synchronisation of the body with the ball is the main concept. Catching with a stiff body will not […]

Tenshikei – rotational body movement

Tenshikei Tenshikei is the Japanese term for chan shi jin or silk reeling, a skill in Internal Chinese martial arts. The name derives from the twisting and spiralling movements of the silkworm as it wraps itself in its cocoon and the pulling off the silk from the coccoon. The body is imitating this by winding […]

Kyokotsu – sternum control

Kyokotsu – 胸骨 = sternum 胸 mune = chest 骨 hone = bone Hino’s Budo Theory opened my eyes to improve my movements, especially the basics in Tomiki Aikido (unsoku-ho, tandoku undo tegatana dosa, sotai dosa……….) It is a misunderstanding to label Tomiki Aikido as only competition. There is more….. Kyokotsu – Control Centre of the […]