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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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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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Why is there only one known ‘O’ sensei???

Put it simply, ‘O’ Sensei means ‘great teacher’ in loose translation. So effectively, we can address any of our teachers ‘O’ sensei, if we like to. That begs the argument, why is there only one ‘O’ sensei? Those who knows, will … 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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