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moving to a new site: http://theaikidad.wordpress.com

I was an Aikidoka long before I became a Dad, but I am a dad of 2 boys, and there are lessons I learned in Aikido which I use as a Dad. I’ll be consolidating my blog to a new … Continue reading

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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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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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If we hold on together

This is a song title, by Diana Ross. It explains the fundamental principle of Aikido, and why the holding is a guiding foundation of Aikido, not punching, not kicking. When a person grab, grip, hold, held, grasp, clench, snatch (Did … Continue reading

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Ueshiba Morihei: The Outlier

If Daitō-ryū aiki-jūjutsu is the ‘father’ of the Aikido, then Ōmoto-kyō should rightfully be the ‘mother’. I do not need to retell the history of Aikido here. There are plenty of books and stories out there, if you are interested. The questions … Continue reading

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