Ideal Aikido?

Another good article by Nev SagibaThe methodology of aiki combat is to seek to finalise quickly. Other attackers are coming. Its basis is kime, conclusive and quick decisiveness.In faking this for training beginners in today’s modern Aikido, it becomes possible to...

TRAIN AND STAY SANE!

An interesting article by Nev Sagiba“Movement is life, stagnation is death.” An old saying found to be true in all things. Indeed the only universal constant is change and the navigation of change and challenge a necessity of existence. Navigating change necessarily...

How do you teach Aikido to Children?

By Peter Bernath, 6th Dan, Shidoin[Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a planned series on Aikido and children. It is written by Peter Bernath, who in addition to being Chief Instructor of Florida Aikikai and one of the senior instructors of the US...

The different styles of Aikido

I often get asked “what style of aikido do you practice?”. Good question! It’s a bit like saying “what kind of person are you?”. One of the aspect I truly love about aiki, is that every practitioner, from the newcomer to the ancient...

"Competitive Aikido" by Kenji Tomiki

In Japan from long ago there were martial arts such as jujitsu where one could ward off an attack empty handed. There are 179 schools documented. There were many kinds of techniques that catered for all sorts of situations but we can classify them broadly into two...

Interview with Morihiro Saito by Stan Pranin

How did O-Sensei teach Jo and Ken in Iwama after the war? We understand that you entered the Iwama dojo in the summer of 1946. Did you practice Jo and Ken as well as taijutsu immediately after you entered the dojo?Yes, we practiced both of them. Since we could not...

More to Aikido than just self defence….?

An excellent article by David Lynch.Guy was stabbed in the back three times.A student of our dojo with the sometimes hazardous occupation of nightclub proprietor, he was trying to restrain a scrawny, green-haired youth who had assaulted one of the bar staff. While Guy...

AIKIDO Q & A

Except taken from “experts.about.comQuestionHello, I am drawn to the philosophies of aikido, but am concerned that it is not a real form of fighting or defense. All the video I have seen of it online show the attacking students throwing themselves away from the...