North Phoenix Modern Aikido

North Phoenix Modern Aikido

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During this time of isolation and quarantine, there is still work that can be done. Use this time to continue to forge the soul through rigorous practice. Here, I am practicing ukemi (rolling) and relaxed striking. The focus on the striking drills is to find a chain of strikes that flows naturally, moving as relaxed as possible.
Continuing with our solo work, here is a 22 move kata done with the Jo. Even if you haven't practiced this before, give it a shot. I counted each move out, so you can pick a group and focus on 3-4 moves at a time.
Some more solo weapons work. This in Kengi 1 & 2, done as 1 longer kata.
Another solo practice with the bokken. I miss training with my students and friends, but am enjoying focusing on solo practice so much. There is a lot to learn from feeling my body move without outside variables. Be safe, be vigilant.
I have put together some drills you can practice on your own during this time of isolation. Anything can be an opportunity to train, if you choose for it to be. Be Safe, be vigilant.

North Phoenix Modern Aikido offers exceptional real world Aikido instruction. Established in 2010, w North Phoenix Modern Aikido is the first satellite dojo setup by Gary Boaz Sensei after he started his own organization, the Independent Aikido Alliance (IAA).

North Phoenix Modern Aikido is the beginning of a strong foundation on which Boaz Sensei's teachings will be carried out and shared with our community. Jason Graham Sensei is the Chief instructor for Ishizue Aikido. He currently holds the rank of third degree black belt(Sandan) under Gary Boaz Sensei. Jason Sensei also trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, pressure point combatives, systema and holds an instructor certificate in Tai Chi.

Operating as usual

03/12/2022

Sensei has a volleyball tournament tomorrow, class will be Sunday from 1:00-3:00p.

Photos from North Phoenix Modern Aikido's post 03/08/2022

We have some exciting announcements! We have moved to a new location at TAC-HUB Co-Op 8337 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020. We have a new schedule, Thursday nights 6:00-7:00p Aikido Basics, 7:00-8:15p Aikido Principles (no prior training required) and Saturday 1:00-3:00p Aikido Principles. Cost is $100/ month or $30/class drop in fee. Contact Sensei Graham if you have any questions.

09/05/2021

Will be a great time as always!

Last day to make sure you get a t-shirt with your Budo Camp 2021 registration! Email [email protected] and get registered today!

Photos from North Phoenix Modern Aikido's post 09/05/2021

We had some great tests today! Patrick and Tyra showed incredible heart and skill today. Very proud of them, and thrilled we have another hakama in our midst!

Aikido (NPMA) Class Highlights 3-6-21 03/08/2021

Aikido (NPMA) Class Highlights 3-6-21

Aikido (NPMA) Class Highlights 3-6-21 A typical Saturday Afternoon Class with Sensei Graham at North Phoenix Modern Aikido. This was an especially fun class. 1st track: Accralate - The Dark Conte...

Photos from North Phoenix Modern Aikido's post 03/07/2021

Very proud of these two on their latest tests! Jason passed his Shodan (black belt) and Carter his Gokyu (blue belt)! The dedication and hard work demonstrated in their training is humbling. Congrats gentleman, I look forward to continuing our training...

North Phoenix Modern Aikido - Jo Exercise in the Park 04/26/2020

North Phoenix Modern Aikido - Jo Exercise in the Park

North Phoenix Modern Aikido - Jo Exercise in the Park During these tough times, we are still looking for good opportunities to train. While following social distancing protocol (...for the most part), we met at ...

North Phoenix Modern Aikido - Jo Exercise 04/21/2020

North Phoenix Modern Aikido - Jo Exercise

North Phoenix Modern Aikido - Jo Exercise I have used a Jo to do a wide variety of exercises, here is one of them. This is a nice replacement for squats. It is a good way to practice dynamic movement...

12/17/2019

Some arm deflection fun 🙂

Photos from Pete Starr Martial Arts's post 12/14/2019

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Photos from Pete Starr Martial Arts's post 12/03/2019

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Photos from Pete Starr Martial Arts's post 12/01/2019

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07/07/2018

Démonstration de Sensei Gozo Shioda (10th Dan) 1978-1981

A favorite of mine 🙂

IDO PORTAL - JUST MOVE | New Documentary Film - London Real 07/06/2018

IDO PORTAL - JUST MOVE | New Documentary Film - London Real

This is my current philosophy of exercise, check it out if you have the time.

https://youtu.be/qJDz7qHBGQg

IDO PORTAL - JUST MOVE | New Documentary Film - London Real MY VEGAN IRONMAN CHALLENGE: https://londonreal.tv/ironmind Ido Portal - Just Move - Part 1 of 2 from the NEW documentary film. WATCH THE FULL MOVIE FOR FREE:...

06/22/2018

We have some new students on the mat this month, and it has been a blast training! Welcome Russ, Connor, and Patrick! It’s going to be a great summer for training 🙂

06/15/2018

We did defense against a knife tonight, everybody did very well! Sometimes the addition of a weapon changes the dynamic, but proper principles work.

Self Defense empty hands to edged weapon freestyle Drills 08/14/2017

Self Defense empty hands to edged weapon freestyle Drills

Check some freestyle training we had at Saturday's class this weekend! These were some drills we were working before class that we decided to record for posterity. This was so much fun that we incorporated this into class! If you have any questions about the drills themselves, or class times please reach out.

https://youtu.be/GlOlKxR3Da0

Self Defense empty hands to edged weapon freestyle Drills North Phoenix Modern Aikido, and One Nature training drills. Freestyle self defense drills using Aikido principles.

08/10/2017

Class is canceled tonight, we will be back on Saturday. Hope everyone is having a good week.

07/27/2017

Had a great class with Nat and Kayla tonight working some self defense philosophy and techniques for the upcoming college year! Great job and thanks for putting in the work 🙂

Timeline photos 06/22/2017

Timeline photos

06/20/2017

We have added a new class!! There will now be class on Wednesday evening from 7:00p-8:30p. Let me know if you have any questions, we are very excited to have some additional training time available. See you soon!!

05/21/2017

I would like to Congratulate Bree Simanson on her Rokyu test, and Jason Simanson on his Sankyu test yesterday! They both did fantastic, and showed true perseverance and skill. Pics and video to follow soon...

Timeline photos 03/29/2017

Timeline photos

02/11/2017

We are looking forward to class today. See you all at 1pm!

Timeline photos 02/09/2017

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 02/06/2017

Timeline photos

This is so true, thank you for being there for me :-)

02/04/2017

Just a reminder we have class today at 1pm, see you all there!

Timeline photos 01/31/2017

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8337 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ
85020

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1pm - 3pm

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