Op zondag 18 maart is er een gastles van Jelena Vrzic sensei!
Op de zondagochtend is er een stage met Jelena Vrizic sensei. Deze lerares komt dit jaar weer naar Nederland en zal ook bij ons in de dojo een gastles verzorgen. Jelena komt uit servie, heeft een dojo in Belgrado en beoefend al bijna 40 jaar Aikido.
Zaal open: 10:00u
Lestijd: 10:30u – 12:30u
Kosten: 12,50 euro
Jelena Vrzic’s Aikido Essential Philosophy
“This is how I see Aikido and I deeply believe in it. When understood in its implicit meaning of harmony and love, Aikido can be practiced without forceful atemis (punches) and painful arm locks.
“Uke (the partner who practises attack) offers the initial impulse which tori (the partner who pactises aikido technique) then uses to unbalance his or her movement and continues to do so throughout the technique. Tori applies this unbalancing act by shifting his center of gravity, using minimal strength. Tori skillfully aligns Ukes movement to his or her own through simple contact or through arm locks on hands elbows or shoulders. The movements of control and manipulation are mostly circular or spiral forms of elegance and beauty.
Effective Aikido technique lies in constant fluid movement in which Uke never quite recovers his or her stance and is kept suspended on the verge of balance. In Aikido we speak of the Hara. Hara means the energy center of a person. Aikido represents the debate of two Haras. The other body parts form a link between them. In this process the two energies meet and unify for a while – becoming one and the same – after which they diverge without deciding on the victorious outcome of one and the defeat of the other, without domination or pain. All that remains after the separation of the Haras is the feeling of satisfaction for having experienced another’s energy. For me, that is the greatest value of Aikido. Is it not the same with the principle that unites our body and spirit in the creation of life?! This is how I see Aikido and I deeply believe in it.”