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Beginner Content

Aikido: White Belt Section

Self-Defense Content

  • Back Breakfall with Defensive Standup
  • Breaking grasps
    • Swirling (1 wrist grasp, 2 wrist grasp)
    • Aikido grasp breaking (1 wrist, 2 wrist, both hands on 1 wrist, etc..)
    • Movement & dynamic grasps
  • Prayer stance and other non-agressive defensive postures
  • Ma-ai, proxemics & proper distancing

BJJ: White Belt Section

  • Shrimping
  • Sprawling
  • "Gracie" Situps
  • "Judo" pushups
  • Belt climbingRear mount position
  • Belly crawling
  • Frog-hopping
  • Lunges
  • Lying on back defensive drill ("keepaway" with the legs, touching the head game, getting up practice)
  • 4-points Drill
  • Closing the distance (Clinching)
  • Basic takedowns
    • Double leg
    • Single leg
    • Judo hip throw (O Goshi) 
    • Sit-down backwards takedown (Tomoe Nage)
    • Leg hook (Osoto Otoshi)
  • Basic Positions Drill
  • Escaping the Mount
    • Upward hip-lift ("buck and roll", "upa") escape
      • Arm around neck variation
    • Elbow-knee ("shrimp") escape
      • Foot drag
      • Foot lift
    • Mixed shrimp and buck drill
  • Stabilizing the Mount
  • Escaping Side mount
    • Elbow knee (Shrimping)
    • Spinout
    • Going to the knees
    • Escapes from scarf hold (Kesa gatame)
  • Passing the Guard
    • Over the leg
    • Under the leg
    • Standing
  • Guard sweeps
    • Scissor
    • Knee push
    • Hip bump (hip lift arm sweep)
    • Flower
  • Stabilizing the Guard

Aikido: Yellow Belt Section

  • Ukemi
    • Back breakfalls #3, #4
  • Hyaku Hachi Judo Kaiten (180° pivot cross-step back)
  • Shihonage
  • UkemiHand position for nikajo - 2nd control
    • Forward rolls #1, #2
  • Ikkajo (1st Control)

Intermediate Content

Aikido: Orange Belt Section

Self-Defense Content

  • Standing grab from behind
  • Pressed-against-wall defense
  • Parrying drill

BJJ: Blue Belt Section

  • Leg pushups (partner balanced on feet)
  • Body-climbing drill
  • Mount-to-mount drill
  • Advanced Takedowns
  • Passes & reversals
  • Submissions
    • Rear naked choke 
    • Triangle choke
    • Kimura
    • Omoplata
    • Cross-collar choke
    • Arm-bar
    • Americana
    • Anaconda
  • Flow drills

Aikido: Green Belt Section

  • Ukemi
    • Jumping front breakfallSpectacular jumping front breakfall from shihonage/koshinage
  • 180° pivots with partner, shumatsu dosa with partner
  • Hiji shime
  • Ukemi
    • Back Breakfall #5
  • Kotegaeshi
  • Ukemi
    • Side breakfall
  • Ushiro waza, ushiro ryotemochi ikkajo
  • Tai no henko & hiriki no yosei with partners
  • Bokken no Kamae
  • Basic movements with sword
  • Yonkajo (4th Control)
  • 180° Advanced Pivot
  • Kokyu Nage
  • Hijiate Kokyu Nage
  • Jiyu-waza preparation

Advanced Content

Aikido: Brown Belt Section

  • United Basic Movements, Empty Hand & with Sword
  • Ukemi
    • Jumping Back Breakfall
  • Kihon Dosa to Kanren Waza
  • Hanmi Handachi Katate & Ryote Mochi Shinhonage 
  • Koyu Ho #1-5
  • Koshinage
  • Jujinage

Bokken no kamae - basic stance with sword

Self-Defense Content

  • Knife defense
  • Attack scrum drill
  • Avoid, throw, pin drill

BJJ: Brown Belt Section

  • Tense takedown drill

Aikido: Black Belt Section

  • Tanto Dori (Knife defense)
  • Bokken Dori (Sword defense)
  • Jo Dori (Staff defense)
  • Futari Dori practice (Multiple attackers)
  • Buki Waza - Bokken Kata, Jo Kata, Tanto Kata

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