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The usual or unusual thing that happens in a aikido class

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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Think yourself to the next grade

I told Tri last night in training that he has to think a grade higher. He Is now a ‘brown gold’, which make him a 3rd kyu. He has to think like a black, 2nd kyu, so that he can … Continue reading

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Tameshigiri – 3 poziomy trudności

Originally posted on mg-iaido:
Tameshigiri jest wykonywane na tatami omote (związana słoma z japońskiej podłogi), która została zwinięta i namoczona w wodzie przez noc. Oznaczony cel powinien mieć 2 shaku (ok. 60 cm) wysokości i 5 bu (ok. 15 cm)…

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National University of Aikido

I have been training at NUS(National University of Singapore) Aikido club for a while now, Harry sensei teaches there as well. The experience is quite extraordinary, as I am handling juniors, boys and girls sometimes 20 years younger than me. … Continue reading

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If we hold on together

This is a song title, by Diana Ross. It explains the fundamental principle of Aikido, and why the holding is a guiding foundation of Aikido, not punching, not kicking. When a person grab, grip, hold, held, grasp, clench, snatch (Did … Continue reading

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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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Pros and Cons

I was training with this young chap last evening and when we settled down to do our kokyu-ho. he was self reflecting about his disadvantages in height. You see, he’s on a tall side. (On the other hand, I’m short, … Continue reading

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