Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Proper Role of NAGE & UKE in Aikido Training

by Tip Harris Sensei

When we train in Aikido, we use the KATA method of training. That is, after the Sensei has demonstrated the attack and defense, and the role he expects the NAGE (the person performing a defensive technique) and UKE (the person attacking) to perform, we pair up with a partner and alternate the roles of NAGE and UKE.


It is important to understand that this KATA form we use is not a contest between NAGE and UKE in which they compete with each other, but rather a controlled situation that both parties should learn from. A proper understanding of the role of both NAGE and UKE is very important for the training to be beneficial to both.

There is a clear distinction between real life and what happens on the DOJO mat. In real life... (CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.)

Castle Rock Aikido has Japanese martial arts classes exclusively for adults. Visitors are welcome to try a class for free.

We also have a kids martial arts class. These aikido classes are for teens 10-17.

For more information, please visit http://www.craikido.com/

Friday, April 13, 2012

Our Teen's Martial Arts Class is Growing

Our new Aikido program exclusively for teenagers ages 10-17 has taken on a life of its own.  Classes are quite full, but new students are still welcome, and there is talk of adding another class during the week to accommodate its growth. 

Special sign up incentives still exist for a limited time. Please call us at 720-221-3665 to get your teenager involved now. They are welcome to come try a class for free. CLICK HERE for more information about this fun, new program.