Ismail Hasan

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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…

A Journey with friends: A Baptism of Fire

I wrote this article several years ago as I recalled my early days in San…

Aikido and its expected and unexpected benefits

I have been coaching for over 30 years in the Japanese martial art of Aikido and…

Thoughts on training

I wrote this article several years ago, I think 2015. It was intended mainly for…

“What the hell do you think this is all about?”

The Southwestern Aikikai as it was known consisted of the Albuquerque and Santa Fe dojos…

“I Don’t like Frank Sinatra but …. “

It was in an interview, I think back in the 70’s when Frank Sinatra spoke…

Kyoto

I have just recently returned from a trip to Japan. My 3rd visit in 5…

Video streaming service now available 24/7

Aikido of London reference videos are now available 24/7 online. These are professionally produced videos…

No one wants to move

I like karate and other similar martial arts. Generally speaking there is a clarity in…