Category Archives: the grey matter

things about Aikido happening in my head, right or wrong.

moving to a new site: http://theaikidad.wordpress.com

I was an Aikidoka long before I became a Dad, but I am a dad of 2 boys, and there are lessons I learned in Aikido which I use as a Dad. I’ll be consolidating my blog to a new … Continue reading

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Winning and losing is not competition

We have a competitive nature, it forms the basis of our existence, we see competition in all aspects of life. Even in the animal kingdom, some animals have to compete for the alpha male position, and mate with the best … Continue reading

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Class Chit Chat

Before I start any class, I made a point to gather the students and did some pep talk. Well, you can call it a chit chat, a nag, or telling tales and stories. Perhaps it is public speaking practise for … Continue reading

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Kotegaishi Story

There’s a time, when I was a brown belt working in as a retail shop assistant. My colleagues didn’t know about my martial arts background. One of my colleague was a funny, peppy fella who knew what Steven Seagal and … Continue reading

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Aikido teaches us to be nice

I was hit by an epiphany. All I really learned from Aikido was to be nice to myself and to be nice to other people. that means you do not take advantage of people when they are down, or injured. … Continue reading

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Aikido dogfight

Anyone has seen aerial dogfight? Or how a fighter plane twist, turn, yaw, roll to get away from a tailing missile? Or another enemy fighter plane? That is the principle of leading. I was glad that ‘Dr Foo’ turned up … Continue reading

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Can Aikido Cultivate Evil?

I was plagued by this thought for a while now, and I didn’t quite know how to explain it to a level that is sufficiently satisfied for me. So I put up the question to my friends from National University … Continue reading

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