Tag Archives: Morihei Ueshiba

Stop! I’m really confused now. . .

More than one is a help? “I think your Jitsu background makes it easier to learn Aikido,” said someone casually to me in the changing rooms last week.  “Really?” came my astonished reply, “it doesn’t feel like it.” Now I … Continue reading

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A tale of two gradings

What happened? Within the space of six days I attempted to grade in Jitsu and Aikido, in that order. Jitsu notes vs Aikido notes Jitsu: Kyu grades from 8th to 1st.  I went into the grading a 6th kyu. Aikido: … Continue reading

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“Failure is the. . .”

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido

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