Ismail Hasan

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AIKIDO SENSEI AND SEMPAI…

Recollections Of My First 25 Years On The Mat: by Arthur C. Lockyear Anyone present…

Martial art for martial arts sake

“….Money for Gods sake” Isn’t that how the song goes? The root of the lyrics…

Season 2 Episode 5 – Aikido as a martial art and other matters

Jose Mosquera joins me for a second time to discuss  Aikido as a martial art…

South America

[ppp_non_patron_only]Travelling in South America was both a fascinating and disappointing trip. It came immediately after…

When life gives you lemons…

There is always this floating question about the nature of ukemi, what it is and…

Where are you?

Where are you? Where are the young people in Aikido? I am talking about the…

Gradings and development

Why do we bother with them? Why does a non competitive martial art continue to…

Kenshusei

In the last couple of years I have been writing on and off with the…

Kiri otoshi or “cutting down”

“Cutting down” or “striking down”. This is the simple translation of Kiri Otoshi as used…

Self training
Self Training

The enforced social isolation and the inability to go training as usual at the dojo…