Monthly Archives: August 2011

Epiphany 101.81

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Mind your own business!

“Criticism of others creates an opening, it taints your spirit, and you will be defeated. It causes you to waver. Instead, remain calm and centred, mind your own business and joyfully participate in life.” Morihei Ueshiba, The Heart of Aikido, … Continue reading

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The Eighty Ways to Shihonage

On Wednesday, Harry sensei focused¬†predominantly¬†on Shihonage, specifically, yokomenuchi-Shihonage. There was just a couple of us, Renny, Daniel, Me, James and Brenda. Initially, sensei showed a method of shihonage, and we worked on it, then he changed the techinque slightly seeing … Continue reading

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Small steps…

How do we move a big mountain. One bucket at a time, and we make our moves strategically. Similarly, when our Uke hold our hands, tightly. The method to unbalance them is not big movements, but small ones. It is … Continue reading

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Epiphany 101.80

What is delusion? The ‘what’ is delusion.

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Perfection

Perfection is a state of mind which can never be achieved. We has human beings are endowed with a level of consciousness that is a boon for some, a bane for many. We are able to use our conscious faculty … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Master’s Birthday

for so many years with Harry sensei, I’ve celebrated his birthday once, this year, all thanks to Gabriel’s effort in remembering, and of course Zarine’s delicious home baked cake. On our way back tome, Siew Chin remarked that she felt … Continue reading

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