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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
 
MAI Interclub October 2015 - BPI Dojo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Monday, 26 October 2015 00:00

The fourth MAI Interclub keiko for 2015 was recently held last October 10 (Saturday)at BPI Dojo (BPI employee building behind BPI Main in Ayala cor Paseo). MAI member dojos we're well represented and in good attendance with participants from UP P.E. classes also present.

The event started of with a pre-keiko bokken exercise with participants going through the fundamentals of sword practice and doing over 300 suburi exercies. Keiko proceeded with Sensei Raffy Ravago providing pointers on the application of ken suburi to taijutsu techniques punctuated by instruction from Sensei Xavier Baylon.

See you again next time on the mats!

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 10:14
 
MAI Interclub July 2015 - Manila West Dojo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 00:00

 

2015 MAI West Dojo Interclub

Our third MAI Interclub for 2015 was recently held on July 11, 2015, Saturday at the MAI West Dojo in the heart of Caloocan.  All MAI clubs were in attendance.  The event started with an instructional on the 'jo' short staff by Sensei Raffy, ending with tips on ukemi for jo-kata.  The event then proceeded to a full two-hour keiko session with the first hour headed by our host dojo, Sensei Doods.  The weather was rainy in the morning, opening up to clear skies by noon.  We happily enjoyed the post keiko socials and the shared feast as prepared by West Dojo thanks to Sensei Jimmy.

Next keiko will be in Santa Rosa Dojo in September.  See you there.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 08:28
 
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