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“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…

No one wants to move

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

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.…

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…