WATCH: Katadori Grounding & Expansion Exercise, Part 1

Do you sometimes feel overpowered when executing techniques from katadori?

Today’s video is from our New Year’s seminar in Los Angeles just a few weeks ago. In this video, we work on grounding and expansion exercises from katadori. The idea is to stay grounded while overextending uke...

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WATCH: Shihonage with Wakizashi / Shoto - Tenkan and Vacuum - Part 2

I hope the new year is treating you well so far!

The first video that I shared with you this year was from a seminar I did a few months ago, where we were working on the footwork for shihonage, using bokken and shoto kata. It was a very basic footwork.

Today’s video is from the same class,...

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WATCH: Kokyunage with INSIDE turn and vacuum

We Aikido-ka do a lot of techniques from gyaku hanmi, where the outside of our arm (or the omote side) is facing the omote side of our partner’s arm.

Sometimes we don’t do as much where the inside (or ura side or our arm) and our partner’s ura side are facing each other - in...

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PRESS: Training mit einer Aikido-Meisterin

Lia Suzuki Sensei aus Los Angeles bei Lehrgang in Weilheim - Dafür nahmen Teilnehmer lange Anreisen auf sich

Nr. 283 | Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2022

Weilheim

Der TSV Weilheim hat heuer sein 175-jähriges Jubiläum, die Aikido-Abteilung gibt es schon bald 30 Jahre: Da dachten sich die...

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WATCH: Shihonage with Wakizashi - New Insights for the New Year - Part 1

Do you slip into "auto pilot" doing Katatedori Shihonage? Revitalize, rethink, and renew, by integrating shoto.
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Happy New Year! I hope your year is...

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WATCH: Aikido Seminar - Kokyu-ho - Drop your weight deep into the tatami

With the New Year less than a week away, maybe you’re thinking of New Year’s goals? Is one of your New Year’s goals to take your Aikido to the next level?

If so, I hope today’s video will give you some insight, inspiration, and motivation.

In the video, I share some clips...

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WATCH: Iriminage with Wakizashi: Soft & Sensitive Connection

Seminar: Bewegung & Lebenskunst Dojo in Bonn, Germany

With just 2 more weeks until the New Year, maybe you’re thinking of New Year’s goals? Is one of your New Year’s goals to take your Aikido to the next level? To continue improving?

If so, I hope today’s video will...

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Science of online martial arts training: Why it's beneficial

A colleague of mine, Dr. Thomas Christaller Sensei, is a retired Artificial Intelligence professor. He shed light on why Aikido-ka can make progress, even without a partner. I've highlighted the key point in green below:

"When we learn to move, so-called motor neurons control our muscles (and...
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Ikkyo with Wakizashi: Be the Change... (Seminar: Bewegung & Lebenskunst Dojo in Bonn, Germany)

Do you sometimes find yourself trying to force uke to move in a certain way? Is it a challenge to move in a way yourself that will be more likely to elicit a spirit of cooperation from uke?

In today’s video, I’m going to share a couple clips from a seminar I did a couple months ago...

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Ushiro Ryokatadori Kokyunage with Beginners

Do you get many chances to practice ushiro? Specifically, techniques from ushiro ryokatadori?

In today’s video, I’m going to share a couple clips from a beginners’ class I taught in Los Angeles last week. In these clips, we’re practicing ushiro ryokatadori kokyunage. I...

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Aikido and Shoto: Keeping "The Big Picture" by entering to uke's base (Gyaku hanmi)

Do you sometimes find yourself zeroing in on upper body connection and losing sight of the big picture? And specifically, uke’s base?

Using shoto towards their base can renew your sense of “the big picture” in your training.

In today’s video, I’m going to share a...

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3 Actions You Can Take to Gain the Most Value from an Aikido Seminar

What makes the difference between an ok Aikido seminar and a REALLY GREAT Aikido seminar?

Of course, you might find that different instructors resonate with you more than others. Or that certain seminars attract the participants you prefer training with more than others. Or that some seminar...

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