One does not need buildings, money, power or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train

- Morihei Ueshiba

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When there is nowhere else to train

That thing advertised as self-defence? Yeah, that's not self-defence.

Sunday, 9 February 2020
That thing advertised as self-defence? Yeah, that's not self-defence.

There is an elephant in the room and it’s time to acknowledge it. Let’s discuss self-defence for a bit. How many advertisements for a martial arts class...

Choosing a course

Friday, 10 January 2020
Choosing a course

There is a question that I get asked on occasion which tends to have a fairly standard answer, “How do you chose which courses to go to?” I am asked...

Quotes that need to die #1

Sunday, 10 November 2019
Quotes that need to die #1

There are a lot of quotes in aikido and in martial arts in general. They get tossed around like candy and often there is little consideration of them....

The Future of Aikido

Monday, 7 October 2019
The Future of Aikido

Another question that has come up on social media recently was, ‘What would you like aikido training in the future to look like?’ Again, this was an...

But Really, It's a Business

Tuesday, 10 September 2019
But Really, It's a Business

A question came up on social media recently that I answered but thought it was important enough to expand on that answer in a different forum. The question...

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