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Winning and losing is not competition

We have a competitive nature, it forms the basis of our existence, we see competition in all aspects of life. Even in the animal kingdom, some animals have to compete for the alpha male position, and mate with the best … 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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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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Aikido BYOD

The new business craze now is this thing call ‘BYOD’, as in ‘Bring Your Own Device’. Its like the company no longer gives you a mobile phone, computer to work, but you are expected to bring your own device, your … Continue reading

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The Einstellung effect

I recently learned a new word call ‘Einstellung’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstellung_effect) Generally it means how we will use the most efficient method solution to problem solving, even when it appears that there is another more efficient methods available. I think we can … Continue reading

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The day I forget to bring myself to class

It was a tiring Thursday and I really didn’t feel like training. And inside of me there is this strong voice telling me that i shouldn’t train today, this is one of those voices that i heed, it is like … Continue reading

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No-sense technique

Last Wednesday, we did a technique that seemingly doesn’t make sense. Cristian muttered to me, that this specific technique doesn’t make sense. Perhaps it seem too vulnerable, too unnecessary, too ‘extra’. I couldn’t make sense of what Harry sensei sometimes … Continue reading

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