Bewegung & Lebenskunst

In this version the movement of Uke is accelerated in the direction of hi sattack (gyakku hanmi). To avoid that uke is clashing with you move his grabbing hand towards your navel and then spin around and release him. Often you can do this with only one hand instead of two which is the usual practice for kote gaeshi. There are many ways to add more control or speed to the throw. One is to raise the hinder hand well enough above your head to suggest shomen uchi. If uke is defending this, move your hand in the usual way to apply kote gaeshi. If uke doesn't defend, you can throw him with this shomen uchi while controlling the other hand. Or you can accelerate the hinder leg of uke.

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Bewegung & Lebenskunst

A traditional perspective to develop ones personality and to figure out why you are on this planet: As already (Western) ancient philosophers told us, it is the body and what you decide to develop it for which is constitutive for what life you will live.…


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A traditional perspective to develop ones personality and to figure out why you are on this planet: As already (Western) ancient philosophers told us, it is the body and what you decide to develop it for which is constitutive for what life you will live. There were two concurrent schools, so to say: Athen and Sparta. Athen sponsored the Olympic Games while Sparta refused to participate. What you learn to win a competition is not relevant on the battlefield. This could have been said by a samurai in later centuries. In the Western culture this knowledge became a side stream when in Japan it was the main stream. The knowledge about how to learn and develop your personality by means of your body is now coming back to us Westerners by the Eastern so-called martial arts and health systems like Yoga. In our Center for Movement & Hedonism we try to offer interrelated but different ways based upon these traditions and ancient knowledge. We, Sabine and Thomas Christaller, started many years ago by learning Aikido. Therefore a main focus here is on Aikido.

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