This section looks at Aikido Ken Suburi or Aikido’s basic bokken techniques. Bokken are wooden swords primarily used for martial arts weapons training. Suburi Bokken – Heavy Bokuto For Swinging Practice. When doing suburi with bokken, you’re supposed to “freeze” your strike when it is aligned horizontaly with the mat (at least in Iwama ryu, I’ve.

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Hudson, WI Join Date: Obviously over muscling it using the wrong muscles or the right muscles in the wrong combination is no good, but you still need to use the muscles of your lower body, back, and forearms. Find More Posts by beaneater. Find More Posts by MikeE. Afterwards you may subuir like a turtle, but at least you could tell yourself that you spent time training.

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IMHO, if you swing a bokken with breathing exhaleit’ll help you. He would say,” Ooooh, if I dood it I get a whippin’ The Source for Aikido Information AikiWeb’s principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Once that happened it felt like it was part of me and easy to control. Sorry I can’t come up with any mechanical advise. Ta Kung Join Date: Find More Posts by henry brown. There is a mental attitude that goes along with the physical manifestation of bringing the swing of a the bokken to an appropriate end, but there is also a simple physical exercise that allows it to happen. I’m sure there are many things you can “do”, however I find the mind control aspect of it bo,ken workable.


Boy, I am gonna get in trouble for that one. Bokken suburi “problems” IMHO, if you swing a bokken with breathing exhaleit’ll help you.

Where ever the tip of the bokken ends up, that is where you are casting to. If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Of course, if you try sword cutting techniques like Toyama-ryu, you will find out that aikido subori is completely different. When doing suburi with bokken, you’re supposed to “freeze” your strike when it is aligned horizontaly with the mat at least in Subri ryu, I’ve seen other styles that does the suburi differently.

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Find More Posts by Kent Enfield. You have your own personality problems to deal with, I suggest you, at least, try to deal with them. Bokken suburi “problems” Hi! If you step forward while swinging a bokken, back foot should move on and stop with your bokken.

Many times I notice that tension and posture problems are what cause the shaky kissaki. Barnegaat, NJ Join Date: I know time will make me improve, but I want some hints anyway. Maybe I am, but at least, I have an answer that is reinforced by the teachings of more than one aikido teacher with over thirty years in aikido, and a couple of shihan, from various seminars and lessons.

Check how your balance is set and whether your shoulders are relaxed at the of the cut. There are a myriad of details here and they’re all important, so check with your sensei if you don’t know. Find More Posts by rachmass.


At that point, it is a matter of relaxing to let the practice of repetition teach you what you need to know.

Jakarta Selatan Join Date: You need more time Stockholm, Sweden Join Date: Dan Dinowich DanD wrote: Find More Posts by Larry Feldman. Find More Posts by akiy. All times are Bokkem Find More Posts by Hanna B. Don’t grip it too tight. Shreveport, Lousiana Join Date: Either subuir, or maybe with those Popeye arms you need to get cuts to get the feeling of no strength, all technique?

What is bokken suburi? Anyhow, when I stop my bokken, it always “shakes” a little bit. Does anyone have a good tip or, even better, a good exercise to improve my suburi?

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There is almost “no strength” involved in this process. Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWebthe world’s most active online Aikido community! The time now is Well, after examining my own method, the only concrete thing I could come up with was this: This site is home to over bokkeen, aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.