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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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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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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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Open hand, Open heart

I think some years back, Harry sensei shared with us a physicality of extension. He says as we walk, we should extend out our fingers, be conscious about your palms when you walk. More often than not, the fingers are … Continue reading

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Aikido is Equilibrium-addendum

I gave a thought about this post a couple of days back and realized that once you can achieve that the moment you can achieve that equilibrium, you need not wait for the hand to travel until that point of … Continue reading

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