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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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Take a bow

We bow in Aikido, towards the front of the dojo, where a photograph of O sensei is usually hung or placed. Some other dojos hung scrolls instead of O sensei’s photo. In our old Bukit Merah Dojo, we hung O’sensei’s … Continue reading

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Over Correcting

A couple of lessons back, a chirpy white belter, Mary asked me if what she was doing was correct, as I partnered her. I told her that just enjoy the moves, as it will be too much to correct as … Continue reading

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Your first Aikido sensei

Who is your first Aikido sensei? Who is my first Aikido sensei? The fellow teaching you how to turn, roll and wears a funny black pleated skirt-looking pants? You first Aikido sensei is your parents. Your mother showed you love, … 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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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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