Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tying my belt

I cannot remember how to tie my black belt last Tuesday for class. Advertisements

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Aikido is difficult because it is imperfect.

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Everything popular is wrong. Oscar Wilde

Mr Wilde said that, and the quote is popular. It is popular as it is a rather general quote, you can use simply. But isn’t it an oxymoron? Well, ‘popular’ is popular because a lot of people agree with the … Continue reading

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Should I write a techincal manual for Aikido?

I recently ‘volunteered’ myself to help the Aikido students in NUS (National University of Singapore) write 2 parts of their ‘How-to’ Aikido manual. “Locks and Throws” It started me wondering, what can I tell a beginner, about locks and throws … Continue reading

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What happens @ Embukai

An Emubukai, is a demonstration of techniques, by specific senior teachers. It is an extremely difficult endeavor to execute and yet, if you Google, or watch one on Youtube, it always look so flawless, so easy. So unbelievably smooth and … Continue reading

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Of Skill and Art

Steven showed me a clip of this guy taking out a bigger guy with a MMA-styled body slam. The bigger chap didn’t stand a chance when the side of his head hit the concrete floor and he was knocked out … Continue reading

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Easy being difficult

It is difficult not because is hard, but because it is so easy.

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