As I’m preparing for my upcoming sandan demo (third-degree black belt test) I’m reviewing all the blends and techniques I can think of. I’ve created a spacious worksheet for jotting down notes as I’m training with my friends and mentors, so important ideas aren’t lost in random notebooks and slips of paper — or in my head. Just as I was getting ready to start filling in my own notes it occurred to me that others might like a handy worksheet, too!
So here it is!
- This is a blank worksheet for writing your own technique notes. It doesn’t include my notes about how to do any of the blends or techniques.
- It covers all the common empty-handed tachi-waza (standing) attacks and techniques I could think of, with space to add special ones you might be working on.
- There are two pages per attack, with space for notes on blends, numbered techniques (ikkyo through gokyo), and other techniques (irimi-nage, kokyu-nage, sumi-otoshi, etc.)
- It does not include weapons techniques, kata, take-aways, partner practices, etc.
Get Your Worksheet Here
Aikido Technique Notes Worksheet – in Google Docs
You don’t have to sign up for anything. Just go get it. Free! Yay!
Save a copy to your own Google account, then you can use, print, and modify it however you like.
If you don’t have a Google account you can still download a PDF and print that. You can download it as a Word doc, too, but I can’t guarantee all the formatting and tables will come through correctly. Worth a try, though!
If you see any typos or other errors please let me know and I’ll fix them. Thanks!
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If you’re new to Grab My Wrist you might want to check out some of the other resources for Aikido students (and teachers). Here are few to get you started:
Beginning Aikido? Articles for New Aikido Students
Aikido Books — A few good ones for new students (and everyone else)
My Blog: Linda Eskin, Writing About Aikido Since 2009 — Where I’ve shared my experiences and thoughts since I first started training.