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

Remote Aikido Dojo

When there is nowhere else to train

Lockdown = Weapons! Right? Wrong.

Friday, 17 April 2020
Lockdown = Weapons! Right? Wrong.

Okay, so nobody is allowed in the dojo at the minute. Seems to be a worldwide thing. For weeks now all I’ve heard is the question, “How can I train at...

The Art is Not the Method

Friday, 13 March 2020
The Art is Not the Method

There has been a large amount of conversation on social media over the last number of years about the ineffectiveness of aikido as a martial art. This...

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....

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