POEMS OF O SENSEI

The Poems (Pre-War Works) 1. Mobilize all (your) powers through Aiki Build a beautiful world And a secure peace. 2. Ah, the precious Izu and Mizu,(1) Together, the “Cross of Aiki” (2) Advance with courage In the voice of Mizu. 3. Though you may train In this sword...

6 TIPS – HOW TO LEARN A MARTIAL ART…

A very useful little article I came across the other day whilst trying to answer the question “how do I learn a martial art effectively?” By Bruce R. BethersSix Step Process to Learning Martial ArtsThe human activity of learning has over the decades been...

It’s all about about ‘Ki’…

A very nicely put together article I discovered on the International Hapkido Federation website. Worth checking out. “Ki” (body and mind coordination) If the origins of nearly every traditional martial art in existence today were explored, one would find...

AIKIDO versus KARATE

I great article I came across recently by Tom Muzila. A COMPARISON OF TWO TRADITIONAL, YET SEEMINGLY DIFFERENT, JAPANESE STYLES. Karate-do and Aikido by Tom Muzila. (excerpts) Aikido and shotokan karate are popularly viewed as vastly different styles. Their approaches...