Monthly Archives: July 2010

How long have you been training?

I’ve often been asked, ‘How long have you been training in Aikido?’ Sometimes I would reveal the actual chronological investment I’ve made. More often than not, my response was ‘Long enough.’ The period of time often does not accurately indicate … Continue reading

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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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Handling with Weapons

In this safe island city of Singapore, when will be weapons be used in a violent confrontation? And when we do, do we know how to use them? In Aikido, we handle ‘classical’ weapons like Bokken, Jo and Tanto. These … 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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