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Category Archives: Courses
Is my practise outside the dojo a help or a hindrance? Is it better to accumulate mistakes during your own practise or should you wait until you are in the dojo to make them? Continue reading
I like to go on courses relating my martial arts. You train with different people. you learn different ways of looking at known techniques, you learn new techniques, and you have a lot of fun with people who also enjoy … Continue reading
This post comes to you from a different country! Work has seen me move out to California for ten weeks, leaving the rest of the family at home to guard the fort. ( I have left my boken by the … Continue reading
The past week has been busy. On Thursday I happily returned to jiu jitsu and spent two hours training. Then at the weekend I was on the British Aikido Federation’s Spring Course, spending two days training with two very different … Continue reading
I have spent an enjoyable weekend training in aikido with Matthew Holland. A question he asked of us was, “what is kokyu?” Now my instant thought was, “breath or air throw,” which indeed was the answer one akidoka gave. But … Continue reading
Visiting Sensei At the weekend our dojo was visited by a 7th Dan, Ezra Shihan, for a two hour training session. With gi and hakama ironed to perfection and weapons freshly oiled and ready I arrived, as instructed, early at … Continue reading