This section looks at Aikido Ken Suburi or Aikido’s basic bokken techniques. Bokken are wooden swords primarily used for martial arts weapons training. Suburi Bokken – Heavy Bokuto For Swinging Practice. When doing suburi with bokken, you’re supposed to “freeze” your strike when it is aligned horizontaly with the mat (at least in Iwama ryu, I’ve.

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Pay attention to your hand motion, as the wrists do most of the casting even though the arms are moving to accomondate the final destination of the strike, you still need to add more body control, less arm control.

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Any exercise that strengthens your forearms will help. Find More Posts by Larry Feldman. All times are GMT Dan Dinowich DanD wrote: Either this, or maybe with those Popeye arms you need to get cuts to get the feeling of no strength, all technique?

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Of course, if you try sword cutting techniques like Toyama-ryu, you will find out that aikido subori is completely different. Eventually, you will see the pivot motion contained in the left hand, and the casting motion contained in the right hand.

Find More Posts by Hanna B. Boy, I am gonna get in trouble for that one. Find More Posts by Ta Kung. The time now is Does bokkfn have a good tip or, even better, a good exercise to improve my suburi?

At that point, it is a matter of relaxing to let the practice of repetition teach you what you need to know. Obviously over muscling it using the wrong muscles or the right muscles in the wrong combination is no good, but you still need to use the muscles of your lower body, back, and forearms.


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Find More Posts by kung fu hamster. Bokken suburi “problems” IMHO, if you swing a bokken with breathing exhaleit’ll help you. Let the sword coast for a small bit. Find More Posts by Kent Enfield. Just as you remove an axe from a bo,ken, you would use your body to raise and remove, or use your body with a bokken to carry the energy.

This site is home to over 22, aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics suuburi techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more. When doing bookken with bokken, you’re supposed to “freeze” your strike when it is aligned horizontaly with the sburi at least in Iwama ryu, I’ve seen other styles that does the suburi differently.

Atlanta School of Aikido Location: You need more time The mechanical support mechanism of your final stopping point or stop position of your hands has a lot to do with it too.

Once that happened it felt like it was part of me and easy to control. Don’t think about this whole the time. Stockholm, Sweden Join Date: Ta Kung Join Date: Find More Posts by VegasJody. If you think that was arrogant and condescending, get on my bad side and find out how bad I can really be?


Find More Posts by rachmass. Try this suburo get back to me. Hudson, WI Join Date: Bokken suburi “problems” Quote: Then move from point A to point B. Well, after examining my own method, the only concrete thing I could come up with was this: Even those sword schools that do cut close as opposed to the extended cutting style of kendo, the various Itto Ryu, the Hayashizaki iaido and battojutsu schools, among others do not just let the sword drop.

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Find More Posts by DanD. Bokken suburi “problems” Hi! It’s just like hitting pause on a movie. While this probably makes it easy to “cut” straight and stop the sword cleanly, your cut will be slow and ineffective, as well as close to your own body.

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Anyhow, when I stop my bokken, it always “shakes” a little bit. Sorry I can’t come up with any mechanical advise.

Visit Kent Enfield’s homepage. Find More Posts by Williamross I’m sure there are many things you can “do”, however I find the mind control aspect of it more workable. Do the same with the Bokken!

I had written a nicely detailed explanation of proper grip, te no uchi, and swinging mechanics, but aikiweb deemed to log me out, so it disappeared.

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