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MY AIKIDO JOURNEY

MY AIKIDO JOURNEY George Hewson Aikido Seishinkai February 2021 Throughout my school years I played a variety of sports including hockey, football, basketball, and volleyball. I wasn’t afraid of the physical contact and enjoyed the competition. While I…

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Practice

Practice

To practice without focusing is a waste of time. It is essential that we be constantly aware of mind, body, and breath when performing or receiving techniques. At first this is difficult, because just remembering where to move…

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Aikido Thoughts

Aikido Thoughts

Aikido operates on four levels simultaneously: personal, martial, social, and spiritual. Translating “Aikido” into English as “The Way of Coordinating Energy” or “The Way of Harmonizing Spirit” already displays the subtlety and complexity of the term in both…

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Isshokenmei

Isshokenmei

What is the right attitude when training? The Japanese term is isshokenmei. It originally meant “frantic” but now is used with the meaning of “whole-hearted”. When on the mat the Aikido student should be fully in the present,…

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