UNBENDABLE ARM??

Unbendable Arm Explained by Stephen J. Goodson The need for skeptical thinking is present in every pursuit and area of study. This need is not necessarily due to some inherent desire for man to defraud other men, but due to man’s ability to deceive himself. The...

THE POWER OF KI

The Power of Ki by George Leonard As a longtime practitioner of the Japanese martial art, aikido, George Leonard is quite familiar with the life-force energy that seemingly flows through all things. Unfortunately, in the West the closest term we have to approximate...

FEMALE SAMURAI

In General, samurai society was dominated by men, but history records that the female members of the samurai clans often displayed a fighting spirit and a concern for honour and duty matching that of the men. Women were trained in the martial arts and, in time, many...

ZANSHIN

Zanshin by Christopher Caile and Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D. There is an old Japanese samurai saying, “When the battle is over, tighten your chin strap.” This refers to constant awareness, preparedness for danger and readiness for action. The Japanese...

Weapons techniques??

Tantodori in AikidoPosted by Autrelle Holland on April 10th, 2007 Nowadays, it is pretty much understood by most that Aikido is a weapons based art. The techniques in Aikido were developed from Aikijujutsu, a highly sophisticated art based on movements from kenjutsu....

Tips for beginner’s

Training tips for timid beginners By Nev Sagiba NON TOXIC DOJO – STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP! When you train ENJOY.Enjoy movement for its own sake.Do not obsess with “getting it right” the first time, then stand around beating yourself up mentally because you think...

The Unmanifest

An article by Chiropractor and Aikidoka Neil Bossengerhttp://understandingfunction.blogspot.com/ Chaos Theory, popularized by James Gleick’s 1987 best seller [1], is a theory of non linear functions such that small input of the function can result in large and...