Tag Archives: self defense

Who would you hurt?

Imagine, you are the most skilled martial artist in the world, you have mastered Karate, MMa, Judo, Boxing, Muay Thai, and other lethal martial arts. You certain can kill someone with your moves! Who is the first person you’ll end … Continue reading

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Zero Stance

Pardon my very rudimentary stick-man illustration, it serves to prove a very subtle point. The principle of ‘Zero’ stance. Aikido stance, as I’ve understood it since I first practising it, is not the most comfortable stance, there are many other … 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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What happens @ Embukai

An Emubukai, is a demonstration of techniques, by specific senior teachers. It is an extremely difficult endeavor to execute and yet, if you Google, or watch one on Youtube, it always look so flawless, so easy. So unbelievably smooth and … Continue reading

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The reality of fitness

Well we have seen men and women in their peak physical form, they seem to have boundless energy and are able to perform magnificent feats of superhuman ability. Well, here’s my take on fitness. Really really fit people, are not … Continue reading

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Why Aikido is more real than…

What we practice in Aikido, is trying to make the fake go away. Surely we are practicing, but every time we grab our partner’s hands, legs, lapels, we can escalate it, or de-escalate it, dependent on the proficiency, of the … Continue reading

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My “Expert” Advise

So we are back to that hypothetical million dollar scenario. “What to do when we encounter baddies?” Well, this question, I guess has been romanticized to a degree where it is no longer romantic anymore. But it still is! Why? … Continue reading

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