The video presentation on Aikido is excellent. Many of us have come to Aikido after studying other arts. My first art was Uechi-Ryu and having practiced it for so long (since 1962) it has become a permanent part of my muscle memory which then comes out in my practice of Aikido. It is why also I have included in our training the katas, mostly […] View
living the dream of Aikido. how is everyone. How all is well! I was wondering if anyone is interested! If you need a seminar done I am available just give me a call or send me a message please. Be Well Live long and prosper
At 76 (well almost, it is not quite December 5th) I am still teaching Aikido and some Uechi Ryu (Pangainoon). How time flies when some of my fellow Airman and I worked out in Minot AFB North Dakota 1962. My student Sean Chalfante now has his own class and is teaching as well. Still doing naturopathic medicine with herbs to promote Vitalism and…[Read more]
For those of you who wish to start an Aikido program at your dojo and need a Ku ranking system, please e-mail me or contact me on Facebook. The one we use is that of the United States Aikido Association. With this as a basis I would suggest that you provide additional techniques that you feel would be useful for your students to learn. You…[Read more]
Excellent video post on Aikido. It is why we incorporate other disciplines in our Aikido program so that students become more fully able to defend themselves in the real world while also enjoying the discipline of Aikido. For an example of this one may read the book Complete Aikido by Roy Suenaka and review his treatment of Shihonage. Many…[Read more]
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