Makiling Aikido International (MAI) will be having its next interclub at MAI Manila West Dojo on July 12 2015, Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 12:00.
ALL Aikidokas are welcome to attend.
See you on the mats.
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 15:19
MAI Interclub May 2015 - Bulacan Dojo
Written by Raphael Ravago
Sunday, 17 May 2015 00:00
Our second MAI Interclub for 2015 was recently held on May 16, 2015, Saturday at the MAI Bulacan Dojo in Malolos, Bulacan. All MAI clubs were in attendance. As scheduled, the event started with bokken exercises and a short basic instructional on ki-musubi-no-tachi. The event then proceeded to a full two-hour keiko session with the topic of weapon techniques and their application to taijutsu. Despite the intense summer heat, everyone was able to cope with the stresses and complete all the sessions with energy to spare. The rustic atmosphere of the Bulacan Dojo also gave an authentic peaceful, close-to-nature dojo environment that made the event feel more like an authentic summer gasshuku. Also, the post-event communal feast care of MAI Bulacan gets better every year.
Our first MAI Interclub for 2015 was a jampacked event with the mat overflowing with Aikidokas and complete lineup of events. Aside from MAI Senior Instructors conducting three keiko sessions, participants also witnessed a solemn Yudansha awarding event. The highlight of the two-hour session was the final Embukai or demonstrations by each of the attending dojos. Most notable is the UP Aikido Club embu which was not only complete in form, but also surprising to see junior students perform high level techniques.