01

Date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 20:00 to 21:45
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

My name is ________.
I like the smell of ________.

intro:
body work
guidance and references through imagery
- to bring awareness to our own body
- to build connection with our own body
- to build connection with the instrument
- everyone is different and have their own pace of connection with their body

Chi/ki trick
- the word "Qi" (qi-gong 氣功) shares the same character/kanji as "ki" (ki-ai 氣合)
(however the character for Tai Chi 太極 is different from Qi/Ki 氣)

Alignment
- apply the same concept of feeling the air/ki through your spine to build upper body awareness
walking exercise
- to feel the alignment of shoulder, arms, and lower body
- to feel the space around our body

Warm up:
- tai chi warm up arm swinging exercise
- purpose: posture awareness, and the concept of initiating from your core, and "letting go" of the arms

breathing exercise
- nostril > chest/torso > belly
- breath in > jelly fish goes down (relax muscle below your belly button)
- breath out > jelly fish goes up (tighten muscle in an upward motion)

alignment of body with drum
air bachi to check posture and allignment
striking

light saber exercise
- goal: be comfortable with the space in between strike, and also the space around our body

Drills:
2 minutes roll
- focus on breathing and bring your awareness to where tension happen
oroshi
- one by one - crescendo > decrescendo
- focus on breathing and using core power
- be mindful that everyone is different and the goal is to go beyond your own comfort zone rather than comparing with others
kara surya oroshi
- everyone takes turn to play kara "surya" doro
- everyone response with the crescendo>decrescendo oroshi
- focus on breathing
- bring awareness to where we tense up when new elements are introduced
- relax our shoulders by lengthening out spine

Teacher(s): 
Yeeman Mui
Attendance: 
Patsy Matsushita
Miyuki Todokoro
Abigail Sangco
Debbie Lin
Shivaun Jones
Images: 

Classes in this Course

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Tue, March 05, 2019 01 (cancelled)
Tue, March 12, 2019 01
Tue, March 19, 2019 02
Tue, March 26, 2019 03
Tue, April 02, 2019 04
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