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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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Taking classess

I think it is a matter of time I have to start conducting classes. My Sempai, Han Tiong has ‘retired’ from teaching NUS’s Friday Aikido class, and the job now falls on the next in line, primarily Foo, Luke then … 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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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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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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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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