Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ueshiba Morihei: The Outlier

If Daitō-ryū aiki-jūjutsu is the ‘father’ of the Aikido, then Ōmoto-kyō should rightfully be the ‘mother’. I do not need to retell the history of Aikido here. There are plenty of books and stories out there, if you are interested. The questions … Continue reading

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Why is there only one known ‘O’ sensei???

Put it simply, ‘O’ Sensei means ‘great teacher’ in loose translation. So effectively, we can address any of our teachers ‘O’ sensei, if we like to. That begs the argument, why is there only one ‘O’ sensei? Those who knows, will … Continue reading

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Here’s a Question.

Would anyone considers O’sensei to be an Outlier?

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おねがいします!!!

We all say this at the beginning of our class. What does it mean? Well you can Google it and get the general meaning of the term. Harry sensei told the entire cohorts of new NUS Aikidokas last Tuesday about おねがいします, … Continue reading

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Of Light and Darkness

I vividly remembered this quote and I think it explains a lot about us as human beings. “There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a … Continue reading

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