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Tag Archives: dojo
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
I have previously mentioned the perils of training with someone who continually over-steps the levels at which you feel confident at training at, but sometimes this a good thing. So what is it that differentiates the partner you train with … Continue reading
I am moving. Again! Well, more returning to the city where I started to learn jiu jitsu, and this has raised a small dilemma in my mind. There are two active aikido clubs in the area, one of which is … Continue reading
Yesterday I accompanied a friend to watch a kyudo class. I wasn’t interested in taking up kyudo myself, pulling a bow with a shoulder injury is never a good idea, but my friend was curious and I agreed to be … Continue reading
When you consider that at least three of the instructors I am training under in California hold rank of shodan (1st dan) or above in Iaido (Japanese sword work) or other weaponry, then it is not surprising that a good … Continue reading
Dojo discipline, it would appear, is a touchy subject. Firstly on the existence of it, and secondly on how it is administered. Last year I was on a course which spent part of the afternoon training with a boken. Not … Continue reading
What is this abomination?! I admit I became a little snobbish when I saw a martial art school recently advertising in my area. “Little bit of everything, specialising in nothing,” I sneered to my companion. I know I’m not alone … Continue reading
I have had to take a break from training this week, due to my lack of reactions while practising my aikido at the weekend. It was a small class, just the four of us and sensei. With me were two … Continue reading
I miss training regularly in Jiu Jitsu. I haven’t been to my jitsu dojo for over a month, the current distance makes it too far away to go there and back in a night. But it was tonight, as I … Continue reading