Aikido Comes from Toddler Movement

Click here to read an extremely interesting article on the roots of not only Aikido technique, but of the fundamentals of human movement, by David Orange Jr. Especially relevant for students of Kyu Shin Do Aikido with regards to our own “feldenkrais”...

"What is "Ki" anyway?"

“What is “Ki” anyway? “To say I’ve been asked this on more than one occasion would be an understatement to say the least. My usual reply is that if you had two identical clones, one alive and one dead, the difference would be ki.Ki is,...

FREE Aikido video clips – NIKKYO

Click here for FREE Aikido video clip – NIKKYOThe second technique in the applications (or pins) series. The premise of this technique is that the wrist is turned so that the little finger of the attacker cuts through his centre line. Many variants of this...

BLOODY AWFUL JOKE OF THE DAY #3

A zen bhuddist walks up to a hot-dog stand and says “make me One with Everything”.Thanks for taking the time to read this blog, and I hope it makes you want to find out more about Aikido www.aikido4beginners.co.uk

FREE Aikido video clips – UKEMI (#1)

Click here for FREE aikido video clips – UKEMI (#1) Literally translated “receiving with/through the body,” therefore this is the art of falling in response to a technique. Mae ukemi are front roll-falls, ushiro ukemi are back roll-falls. Ideally, one should be...

Free Aikido Video Clip – IKKYO

Click here for FREE Ikkyo video clipIkkyo (First Teaching), also known as Ude-Osae (Arm Securing/Pinning), and some of its variations may also be found in other Japanese fighting arts such as Judo (“Way of flexibility”), Jujutsu (“Combative art of flexibility”), and...

Insight from a little white belt…

I’m a little whity (belt-wise of course) and this is after all an Aikido for Beginners page so here’s a little insight from a beginner 🙂 I’ve trained in different dojos because I’ve changed countries since I began practicing but I started with...

BLOODY AWFUL JOKE OF THE DAY #2

The balloon family are in bed, during the night there’s a thunder storm and the baby balloon is scared so he goes to his parents room and tries to squeeze in their bed.The bed is tiny so he lets some air out of his dad but still can’t get in so he lets...

Free Aikido Video Clip – IRIMI-NAGE

Click here to view FREE Irimi-nage video clip.A technique where the defender enters linearly behind the attacker, gains the initiative and seizes him by the collar or neck with one hand while entering under the chin with the other arm and then downward to execute the...