Tag Archives: Singapore

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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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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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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Kotegaishi Story

There’s a time, when I was a brown belt working in as a retail shop assistant. My colleagues didn’t know about my martial arts background. One of my colleague was a funny, peppy fella who knew what Steven Seagal and … Continue reading

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Harry sensei is now a Shihan 師範

Sensei recently got his ‘Shihan’ accreditation from Aikikai Hombu dojo. It seem to be a big deal, as he is now certified, a ‘Master Instructor’ and according to him, there is 2 in Singapore, one has died, he is the … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond!

There is no end in sight. Accept it. Life is a continuum and it never ends, our life may ‘end’ when we die, in perception, but in reality everything goes on. Our bodies will rot and return to the ground, … Continue reading

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Stillness

Try, if you can, will yourself to stay still. for 10 seconds. You managed to achieve that? Well done! You’ve just lied to yourself! There is no way for us to stay still, not even when we are dead. You … Continue reading

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