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Jan 2017 All-Hakama Special Keiko PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Saturday, 21 January 2017 00:00

To give the New Year a proper greeting, MAI Seniors recently held the 1st All-Hakama Special Keiko for 2017 at the BPI Dojo on Jan 21, 2017.
The event was attended by MAI Yudansha, with a number of yukyusha as observers.  More events to come for 2017.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 March 2017 00:37
 
MAI Interclub June 2016 - Bulacan Dojo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ian Logan   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 00:00

 

The saying "stay close to your friends and closer to your enemies" was demonstrated by Sensei Xavier and our other senseis during our June 19 MAI Interclub at our sister dojo in Malolos, Bulacan; new techniques were introduced and foundation techniques finessed. Our aikidokas were encouraged by the higher level of practice demonstrated by their senpais and senseis from our federation and the camaraderie that was shared over lunch.

We look forward to meeting them again next time and extend our best regards to all our federation senpais and senseis who will be levelling up in their paths as aikidokas. Ganbatte!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:52
 
2nd 2016 MAI Interclub UP Diliman PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Saturday, 19 March 2016 00:00

Makiling Aikido International successfully held its second Interclub Keiko event for the year 2016 at the UP Diliman Dojo inside the Vanguard Building, CHK on April 2, Saturday from 2PM to 4:30PM

The event was well attended with the students of the PE Classes joining in.

All in all it was a hot tiring afternoon of zagi, starting off with a workshop led by Sensei Raffy reviewing the basics of shikko walking technique. Our formal keiko session then followed with our yudansha instructors each providing a suwari waza technique. A real challenge for tender knees, but everyone made it through with smiles left to share.  As an added bonus, the whole practice was done with authentic Capoeira music playing full volume in the background. (It is a shared dojo, after all)

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On a side note, the venue was where I got my first 6 hours of instruction in Aikido from Sensei Tom Edison Pena back in 1989. The place certainly has a history of martial arts practice behind it. (^o^)

Thanks to everyone for showing true determination.

Mata ne!

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 April 2016 18:58
 
MAI Interclub February 2016 - BPI Dojo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Saturday, 20 February 2016 00:00

Makiling Aikido International recently held its first Interclub Keiko Practice for the year 2016 at BPI Dojo on February 20, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN.

The event started with a bokken workshop led by Sensei Raffy giving pointers on the proper way of holding the bokken and sword drawing then relating it to basic taijutsu techniques.

Our formal keiko session started off at a fast pace with our yudansha from MAI Saudi Sensei Osama leading the group in a quick succession of techniques.   The keiko continued with Sensei Bal, Sensei Adurrhaman, Sensei Raffy and Sensei Xavier taking turns in leading the class.

There was also a solemn awarding ceremony with Certificates of Appreciation awarded to Sensei Xavier Baylon, Sensei Raffy Ravago, Sensei Abdurrhaman Ogues and Sensei Roy Calinga for their contributions to the activities of Makiling Aikido International.

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Thanks to everyone for their participation.

For those who were not able to attend, see you on the mats. :D

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 February 2016 12:27
 
2015 MAI Christmas Keiko PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00
Makiling Aikido International wraps up 2015 with a full afternoon of Aikido Practice in the 2015 MAI Interclub Christmas Keiko held last December 12, 2015 at the BPI Dojo in Makati.

The event started started with an ukemi workshop led by Sensei Raffy emphasizing pointers on execution of proper mae ukemi and ushiro ukemi. The formal keiko followed soon after with MAI Yudansha taking turns to demonstrate the foundation techniques. Finally the event was brought to a close with a 30-minute session held by our own Sensei Xavier.

All in all, it was a well attended event bringing together all the member dojos of MAI as well as familiar faces who have been well missed. Thanks to everyone for a very good and eventful year for MAI.

See you on the mats in the coming year 2016!

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015 10:26
 
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