Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Dangers of Safe Aikido

I posted sometime back that there are no knockouts in Aikido (http://wp.me/pZbTQ-nT) That would have implied that Aikido is a very safe activity. It truly is very safe, and we seldom leave dojo bruised and battered. But has it taken … Continue reading

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E-learning Aikido

I caught this headline in our local newspaper “Commentary: The world is changing, but why are schools still using old methods to teach?”(http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/learning-21st-century) It has often occurred to me that even at the age of Internet and Youtube, you simply … Continue reading

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Aikido Family

Aikido as a fraternity has its own ‘odd-ball’ characters and idiosyncratic individuals. Some of them might be our seniors, but more often they are the junior belts that gets on our nerve. Some of them simply have no sense of … Continue reading

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Losing your nerve

Sensei mentioned something about the spinal cord a couple of lessons back. He has advised us to take care of our back, especially in areas of posture, taking a ukemi in Aikido’s context. To him, the spine is like an … Continue reading

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Making perfect mistakes

When we begin as white belts, we make a lot of mistakes, hell, even after almost twenty years in Aikido, I am still making a tonne of mistakes. Same goes for my teacher Harry sensei, he is not perfect, which … Continue reading

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Take your time

Let’s take a re-look at the old adage again, ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions.’ So loosely speaking, everyone of us has a good intention, we all wants the best of everything. sometimes the intention is well, … Continue reading

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