Posted on by Arran Fisher
Newcomers to Japanese martial arts might find all the bowing that we do a little bit strange. In the West, we don’t do much bowing and when we do, it’s either for a ceremony, such as the end of a concert performance, or it’s part of a religious ritual. But in Japan, there is bowing Read more
Posted on by Andrew Barron
The Scout’s Handshake The Essence of Aikido is Contained in a Handshake Aikido is formed from three kanji. “Ai” is the unifying, or combining, the “Ki” as the spirit, or energy, and the “Do” a way, or a path. In 99% of situations if one were to extend a hand to another, that person would Read more
Posted on by Beau Calvez
The Ikazuchi Dojo of Irvine California has a great post with Christian Tissier Shihan talking about lessons he has learned over his 55 year-plus aikido career. Great advice for teachers and students alike. Thanks to Josh Gold Sensei for the excellent post!