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A very quickly written post. Today is International Women’s Day. The Internal Aikdio Federation is using it to promote and encourage woman in aikido – #AikidoWomen. I strongly feel that any traditional martial art is beneficial for women (I know … Continue reading
What does modern day druidry and martial arts have in common? More than you think. Continue reading
Even on the defence you can be launching an attack 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
Some years ago, when I was working on ships, my boss asked me to tell the crew not to use compressed air for cleaning up the deck and tank tops. There was a danger paint chippings could go in their … Continue reading
Feedback Firstly, thank you to all that gave me feedback on my last post over on Google Plus. Your comments have been helpful in many ways, and I hope to write a follow up article on the matter. Falling On … Continue reading
A few months ago I was applying a technique called kote gaeshi, which is a wrist lock technique used in jitsu and aikido. Application can vary from a mild lock to generate a shock reaction, to a full hard application … Continue reading
Three weeks ago, during a wonderful aikido seminar of which I really must type about, I re-herniated a disk in my lower back and was reduced to immobile agony on the mat. Having assured my training partner it was not … 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
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
“Not very feminine, is it?” said a beer sodden disparaging person in the pub after learning of my love of martial arts. Now I could have enlightened Mr Beer about how notions of femininity are cultural and temporal dependent. For … Continue reading
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