Thu., Jan. 03 | Kimbourne Park United Church

Taijutsu Fundamentals

A course of 4 classes focused on the fundamental techniques and principles of Taijutsu including striking & kicking, joint controls & grappling, flowing between combative postures, leaping, rolling, break-falls, and more. Each class begins with stretching, breathing exercise, & some basic movements.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Jan. 03, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd, Toronto, ON M4C 1S2, Canada

About the Event

In this course we will introduce, and deepen our ability in the basic principles and movements of Taijutsu. The program for this course includes:

Combative

  • Striking & Kicking - striking & kicking technique, basic foot & fist formations & application
  • Grappling - Fundamental wrist joint controls
  • Kamae - Basic combative postures

Locomotion

  • Rolling - forward & backward rolling for quick recovery from a fall
  • Leaping - forward, backward, sideways, upward, and downward leaping
  • Break-falls - safe falling techniques for falling prone, supine, or laterally to the side

Conditioning

  • Ryutai Undo (dragon-body method) - stretches & mobilizations for limbering the body
  • Kokyuho (breathing exercise) - breathing & moving meditation

This course is meant to introduce new students to the foundational techniques of our practice; and for experienced practitioners to refine the underlying movements behind all of our techniques. There are a great number of advanced techniques in our art, and studying them all certainly increases the breadth of our knowledge, but honing in on the fundamentals is an opportunity to further develop the underpinning depth in our Taijutsu. This depth carries over to all techniques & related movements, and we can benefit at all skill levels from showing some attention to it's refinement. By the end of this course, you will have have learned some movements to practice on your own, a clear idea of what you need to work on to improve, and resources to review what we covered in the course.

Times: 7pm-9pm

Dates: Thursday January 3rd; January 10th, January 17th, January 24th

Fee: $90 for the 8-hr course ($25/drop in)

(Those who register for the entire course will receive a handout with key information covered in the course)

Registration is Closed

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