Monthly Archives: July 2010

Pop Aikido

There is a plethora of martial arts related movies out there. the latest being The Karate Kid, the next would be Tekken. These movies have themes and adages in them that makes a lot of martial arts sense, as well as … Continue reading

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Heavy Handed Technique-Pt 2

It’s not about bragging rights. I may come off as preposterous, showing the whole world how ‘good’ I am. By allowing myself to feel any minute trace of how ‘good’ i am or more ‘superior’ to my fellow Aikidokas, I … Continue reading

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Heavy Handed Technique

How much does your hand weigh? One way to find out is to weigh a pail of water, put your hands in and the difference will be your hand’s weight. for example if pail of water weigh 3 kgs, with … Continue reading

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Who’s your Guardian Angel?

O Sensei has a guardian spirit, ‘Sarutahiko O-Kami’, also known as the Guardian Deity of Aikido. Makes me wonder, who is my guardian angel, deity, facilitating my sixth sense, third eye? So who’s your guardian angel, do you have one, … Continue reading

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Trying out Ken Jutsu

I’m going on a trial class for kenjutsu tomorrow. Hopefully it will resembles something similar to Iaido, which is what I was initially looking to learn. Check out http://www.mumeishudan.com

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Abandonment part 3

Beatles and Kenny Rogers He has demonstrated umpteenth times how if we held onto a concept, the shoulder will tense up, and I can feel his movement. The instant he let go, I cannot hold him even with my life. which makes … Continue reading

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abandonment part 2

Taking good Ukemi I can fall well, he can be confident to throw me anyway, anywhere, anyhow, anytime and usually I can ukemi well enough to be unscathed. This is because I abandon. If I continue to hold as firmly and stiffly as I … Continue reading

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