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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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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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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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No shadows

How can one really improve in Aikido? Usually I don’t blog about the ‘how to’ of things. But I’m trying to look at this from another angle. So how can one tell that one’s Aikido has improved? It is the … Continue reading

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