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General: YouTube: "Aikido - Okamoto Yoko Shihan - 55th All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2017)" - 6 Replies

From: Guillaume Erard on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:08:55 -0700

[QUOTE=Christian Moses;352807]Small woman doing big man aikido. I've trained with her a few times and she was far more concerned that I didn't respond correctly in my ukemi than my waza. At lunch she leaned across to the dojo-cho where I was training as if I wasn't even there, pointed at me and said, "fix his ukemi before I see him again." 20 years later I still hold that my ukemi was safer and better than anyone training at that dojo, although had several of the seniors try to *show* me why what I was doing wasn't safe. Never went well for them. Not a fan.[/QUOTE] If the visiting instructor, the Dojo-Cho, and your seniors all agreed that your ukemi left to be desired, wouldn't it be more likely that you were either mistaken in your perception, or that you were simply not attending a dojo that suited your own idea of practice?

Aikido: Confronting a Crisis (Peter A Goldsbury)

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From: Peter A Goldsbury on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:12:49 -0700

Hello Ellis, My tongue was definitely in my cheek when I wrote the last post. Your Post #20 gave a good summary of current aikido demographics etc and I wondered aloud whether this was an issue for the Aikikai. During my last conversation with Doshu, last year, he stressed that he could show and teach only what he considered mainstream aikido and had to leave individual explorations of the art to others. In another thread I called this a dilemma, since it applies the iemoto model to a non-koryu art like aikido. Best wishes,

NE USA, UK and France - Senseis? (Peter A Goldsbury)

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From: Peter A Goldsbury on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:30:37 -0700

I have been to Vermont, often. I don't know about now, but there were a cluster of dojos in New England attached to the New England Aikikai in the early 70s, when Mitsunari Kanai was in charge in Cambridge. I also used to visit dojos in Montreal and Toronto.

"Aikido Test" application for Android and for Windows (Victor Spirin)

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From: Victor Spirin on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:15:17 -0700

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