Aikido…. BE PREPARED!

A really nice article by Nav Sagiba.  Again as a musician and Aikidoka I appreciate the fact that preparation is everything!The nature of the universe and existence consists of peaks, troughs and moments of intensity. Understanding this better, prepares you to...

AIKIDO AND KNEES

A nice piece all about, well, knees.  I reckon at any one time about 5% of my students have knee problems.  Very rarely is this due to the Aikido training, more often because of a genetic pre-disposition to dodgy knees or as a result of an injury sustained during...

Aikido, Music and Listening…

As a Aikido instructor and musician, I often use musical metaphors (similies? I’m never sure of the difference..) to try to get across a point, especially when referring to the importance of developing a correct “basic” from the outset (like learning...

Weapons Training in Aikido

A nice piece on weapons training in Aikido from Norwick Shingitai Aikikia blog Some Dojo hold classes which are devoted almost exclusively to training with the JO (Staff), TANTO (Knife) and BOKKEN (Wooden Sword); the three principal weapons used in Aikido. However,...