[Aikido Tutorial] Aikido Bowing In and Meditation Explained

This is another Aikido Tutorial from a series we are making where you’ll have everything you need to know about Aikido in one place! This project is going to be a big one, including explanation of Seiza, Traditions, Techniques, Attacks, Weapons and more. We will release new parts of the video each Tuesday and in the end – a full, all encompassing Aikido Tutorial!

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Instructor: Sensei Rokas
Editing: Danguole Garškaitė
Camera: Eduardas Girjotas

Dodzo is a full time Dojo focusing on self-development through Aikido and Yoga. The Dojo is run by Sensei Rokas Leonavicius.


3 thoughts on “[Aikido Tutorial] Aikido Bowing In and Meditation Explained”

  1. I could really use a scaled back version of this video, by that I mean one that concentrates purely on the bow in/ shomen/ kamiza as it might well appear in any aikido dojo.
    I don't mean this offensively of course, but I guess it's fair to say your kamiza/ shomen is somewhat atypical in aikido terms, the inclusion of artifacts that might well be used for your dojo's other functions for instance (meditation and yoga).
    We've had a huge influx of beginners at my present dojo (I know, nice "problem" to have right?) and I was looking for a resource to explain the significance of the shomen/ kamiza and the formal bow in, unfortunately I guess the atypical shomen/ kamiza you have here (which I like by the way, don't get me wrong) would likely raise more questions than it answered and possibly result in some confusion.
    Kind of a shame really, because I think you have a great way of explaining things, and I like how you often encourage people to think more deeply than that which is presented on the surface 😀

  2. Kamiza doesn't mean place of god, in this case kami comes from the kanji 上 (kun reading) and za 座 which is the same kanji in seiza 正座 also, onegaishimasu means please in a humble way of speaking Japanese

  3. Actually kamiza 上座 means "chief's seat" or "seat of honor" 上(up) 座(seat) while onegaishimasu it's a polite way of saying please in Japanese, nothing else (kenjougo). The place of the Shinto shrine is called kamidana 神棚 which is literally "God's shelf"

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