Ismail Hasan

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Stress and other matters …. part 2

One evening some of the dojo members were invited to the Chiba household for dinner.…

Stress and other matters…. part 1

The stress and pressure of training in San Diego Aikikai was a given, the norm.…

Spring Seminar 2019

A documentary style video from the 2019 Spring seminar with Yahe Solomon, Stevie Boyle, Richard…

A journey with friends: Richard Edmunds

I was waiting in the main luggage area in the San Diego airport looking around…

A Journey with friends: Stevie Boyle

I think it must have been 1992 and in the middle of a summer camp…

A Day in the life – part 2

It was and still is astonishing to me that this environment was created in North…

A Day in the life – part 1

The alarm goes off to start the day. It is 6am and not my favourite…

Why do we bow?

A children’s workshop from the Hokusai: Great Wave Exhibition held at The British Museum in…

Unpleasant Encounter

In all my years of training, I have rarely if ever gotten into fights. By this, I mean serious fights where someone has the intent to maim, not merely a punch-up. I think there are several reasons for this

It’s an Aikido of London thing

Ever since Aikido of London was established a rich tapestry of people have come and…