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Silence

A couple of years ago I was watching a fascinating film, Into great Silence filmed…

Relax!

If there was ever an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms and an often over used…

What’s in a mile?

Many a myth would flourish in San Diego Aikikai. Most of these would be centred…

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AIKIDO SENSEI AND SEMPAI…

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

Where are you?

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

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…

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…