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Our dojo has decided to host an all women’s Aikido class. Why are we doing this? Firstly, women are a minority in most martial arts schools. Those of us that are training often wish there were more women to train … Continue reading
A three day seminar of Iaido may have moved my sword work forward a little but it left my knees extremely battered! Almost as battered as my boken from doing tachiuchi no kurai (the paired exercises we do) which is … Continue reading
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
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I will always be beginning something new and will always be discovering my abilities.
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Johnston Karate's Student Guide Book
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