Category Archives: Courses

Am I practising it right?

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

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Good course?

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

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Travel and martial arts

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

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Small steps

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

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life

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

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7th Dan

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

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Keeping your eye on the ball

Setting the scene Last weekend the Aiuchi Jitsu Nationals took place in High Wycombe.  This annual get together sees all association clubs training and socialising together over two days.  And from the looks of some people on the second day … Continue reading

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