AIKIDO & UKEMI

The concept of ‘ukemi’ has always fascinated me. many martial arts have ‘breakfalls’ or rolls by which one can take a throw, protect oneself and land safely, but the Aikido concept of ukemi or “receiving through the body” implies so...

What is Ki?

One of the questions that gets discussed probably more than any other in Aikido. The Various styles of Aikido (Akikai, Iwama, Ki, Yoshinkai, Tomiki etc etc) all have there own slants on the nature of this mysterious, omniprescence force, and this is one discussion...

Does "Aikido" Even Exist?

Does “Aikido” Even Exist?a very well put together piece by George LedyardWhat is Aikido? One could simply say that all Aikido, regardless of style, has a certain basic set of techniques and movement principles which make the art “Aikido” as distinct from aikijutsu or...