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“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…

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…