This short set of seiri-undo exercises is perfect for a post workout warm-down.
When training at the Bugeikan in Okinawa there is a distinct emphasis on nurturing good health. In shiatsu too we assess an individual’s current level of wellbeing by observing their natural suppleness in the muscles and joints.
I remembered this short yoga based stretch routine I adapted years ago. It’s perfect if you’re limited for space but want something to diversify your home practise. The original inspiration came way back when, training with Hirokazu Kanazawa of Shotokan.
In the remote mountain village where I live there are many ruins. Some are abandoned, most have lost their roofs. Nature reclaims them all.
Whilst scouting for a quiet spot to film content for a couple of junior trainees back in London I found this secluded walled garden. Venturing beyond a pair of rusting gates overgrown with grapevine I could immediately see the potential. It’s a perfect space for building a small dojo.