Monthly Archives: December 2012

The case of a curve

The Earth is round for a reason. The planets rotate around the Sun for a reason. In Aikido, we do turns after turns for a reason. The reason is the curve. Why is life so angst to some and so wonderfully mysterious … Continue reading

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Strength and Weakness

We have heard about this popular tool called ‘SWOT’. For the uninitiated, it is an acronym for ‘Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats.’ I learned this in my Marketing syllabus and is quite universally applicable, It is actually quite useful but … Continue reading

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Trust the System

Do you trust that Aikido works? Your answer will reflect how much you trust the ‘system’. That, will also reflects how much you trust yourself, and of course, address the value of trust worthiness. Everything that we can put into … Continue reading

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Meeting yourself

This post is inspired by a Dharma talk by Mr Gil Fronstal, from Insight Meditation Centre in San Fransisco, also titled Meeting Yourself. Everyday, we are faced with a myriad of situations and problems, and we wear many, many hats, … Continue reading

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Knowledge and imagination

Which is more important? Knowledge or imagination? Knowledge or the lack of it, is what we can hunger for. We all know what Aikido is, so we try to learn as much about Aikido as we can. Seemingly the knowledge … Continue reading

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Taking a grading

Grading,  in my opinion is a means of justifying the end. As long as you have trained hard in your day-to-day training, then a grading is simply another day in training, albeit under a closer scrutiny. Generally there are 3 … Continue reading

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