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Xavier Dufau, 5th Dan Aikikai, Edinburgh, 22-24 Feb 2019 (AikiWeb System)

Seminars: Xavier Dufau, 5th Dan Aikikai, Edinburgh, 22-24 Feb 2019 - 0 Replies

From: AikiWeb System on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:12:18 -0700

Posted 2019-01-19 10:58:58 by Scott Reed News URL: [url="http://www.edinburghaikido.co.uk/seminars/"]http://www.edinburghaikido.co.uk/seminars/[/url] Xavier Dufau is coming to Edinburgh for his first seminar. He is a 5th dan aikido, 3rd dan Iaido and has trained extensively with Tamura Sensei, Toshiro Suga and Tiki Shewan. The course is open to all - please bring aikido weapons and insurance. ___________________ ~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, [url="http://www.aikiweb.com/news/submit.html"]click here[/url]. ~~~

tenken getting lost (Amos Barnett)

General: tenken getting lost - 5 Replies

From: Amos Barnett on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:59:12 -0700

Good thoughts! I have been thinking about this very issue quite a bit. I'm finding a lot of people (and this included myself years ago) were not extending out with their rear leg in balance to their forward arm, resulting in imbalance when doing techniques. There's a great video of Morihei Ueshiba doing shinonage, which exemplifies this, where you see him turn with perfect balance. If I find it I'll post it here. However, I'd add that, alongside body/mind co-ordination (and integration/Aiki), that developing a reflexive instinct for distance and timing -- automatically doing the necessary amount of taisabaki, is fundamental as well. Practicing turning in small circles and big circles by oneself, especially focussing on maintaining a good internal structure, I found helped me a lot in this regard. From there, practicing the techniques to get a feel for the right amount of movement while maintaining one's internal posture then becomes easier. Eventually I feel one will pass through the need to practice big movements and will do them in a more compact and efficient manner, but in teaching I believe it's important to focus on doing full movements, visibly balanced in all (6) directions.

What do you think Aikido is. (Ron Ragusa)

General: What do you think Aikido is. - 1 Replies

From: Ron Ragusa on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:46:51 -0700

[quote=David Skaggs;354011]What do you think Aikido is.[/quote] Aikido is like one of those all-in-one wood shops advertised on late night TV. It's a lathe, a table saw, a band saw, a router, a drill press, a sander... Seen as one of Aikido's greatest weaknesses, it's adaptability to the training needs and desires of a wide range of practitioners is also one of it's greatest strengths. In short, Aikido is what you make it. Ron

Your Dojo's Website? (Amos Barnett)

Websites: Your Dojo's Website? - 492 Replies

From: Amos Barnett on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:50:58 -0700

I thought I'd posted it here, but maybe it was in another thread. [url]https://shoheijuku.org[/url] After various enquiries from people wanting to visit and train (or move to Japan and train!) I created an English site with information about the dojos, such as location and class times. The short of it is: Visitors are very welcome.

Seminar with Ethan Weisgard in Santander, Spain, Feb 2-3, 2019 (AikiWeb System)

AikiWeb System: Seminar with Ethan Weisgard in Santander, Spain, Feb 2-3, 2019 - 0 Replies

From: AikiWeb System on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:34:49 -0700

Posted 2019-01-13 06:04:22 by Aikido Cantabria News URL: [url="http://www.aikidocantabria.com/VTateCongress.html"]http://www.aikidocantabria.com/VTateCongress.html[/url] Santander, February, 2nd to 3th 2019. V International Congress of Traditional Aikido: Taught by Ethan Weisgard Sensei. 6th Dan of Aikikai, Who was a direct disciple of Morihiro Saito Sensei in the dojo of Iwama (Japan). He was nominated by Morihiro Saito Sensei as his direct representative for the Takemusu Aikido in Denmark. ___________________ ~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, [url="http://www.aikiweb.com/news/submit.html"]click here[/url]. ~~~

"Perceptions of the Aikido Community" by Josephine Fan (AikiWeb System)

AikiWeb System: "Perceptions of the Aikido Community" by Josephine Fan - 0 Replies

From: AikiWeb System on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:34:49 -0700

Posted 2019-01-17 21:32:55 by Jun Akiyama News URL: [url="http://thewayyoupractice.blogspot.com/2019/01/guest-article-josephine-fan-perceptions.html"]http://thewayyoupractice.blogspot.com/2019/01/guest-article-josephine-fan-perceptions.html[/url] Here’s an insightful article from Josephine Fan of [url="http://www.liaikikai.com"]Long Island Aikikai[/url] on [url="http://thewayyoupractice.blogspot.com/2019/01/guest-article-josephine-fan-perceptions.html"]"Perceptions of the Aikido Community."[/url] 

From the article: “A particular question continued to pop up in my research: ‘Why do people have such a poor impression of Aikido?’ […] Taking in my experiences from understanding how social media worked, the simple answer was that the Aikido community itself gave a terrible perception and impression to the outside world. […] There's so much infighting ("My sensei is better than your sensei, my style is better than your style, the way I train is the best way to train") and lashing out against anyone that is different or new. It has very little to do with whether or not there is anything worth learning in it, since we know there are benefits to doing so. The perception of the Aikido community has amounted to a joke, and it's entirely deserved.” ___________________ ~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, [url="http://www.aikiweb.com/news/submit.html"]click here[/url]. ~~~