Posts Tagged ‘Aikido’

Posted in AIkido on March 3, 2014

The Last Swordsman: The Yoshio Sugino Story.

Check out the great article over on Aikido Journal. “Yoshio Sugino, swordsman of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, is respected worldwide as one of the elder statesmen in the world of Japanese kobujutsu (classical martial arts). He has also provided martial arts instruction for many ... Continue Reading

Posted in AIkido on February 23, 2014

Ueshiba O’Sensei in a Rare Demo from 1957

  This is a rare demonstration was found by our good friend Gil Fitts Sensei at Tenrokan Aikido Dojo in Durham, NC.    This 8mm film is of an Aikido demonstration held at the Self-Defense Ministry in Tokyo’s Akasaka circa 1957. This section is the performance of O Sensei Mor ... Continue Reading

Posted in AIkido, Events on February 20, 2014

Shihan Utada Quote:

“I strongly believe that a successful traditional art is not found in form or tools. The important point is the person who is willing to develop the spirit. “ – Yukio Utada, Kancho, Doshinkan Aikido Continue Reading

Posted in AIkido on February 14, 2014

Secrets of the Samurai Sword

1000 years of tradition, months of work for sword masters and their apprentices, all to make a modern Katana with traditional methods. This PBS NOVA documentary follow the making of the iconic sword of the Samurai from the making of the steel to the hand polish. ... Continue Reading

Posted in AIkido, Aikido Dojo on February 11, 2014

Resources for Your Aikido Training!

Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons From The Tokyo Riot Police The book is set in Tokyo in the mid-1990s. Twigger is living with two friends in a tiny apartment near central Tokyo. They all decide to enrol at the Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in order to get fit and break out o ... Continue Reading

Posted in AIkido on February 7, 2014

Two Master works of Yoshinkan Aikido

Aikido: The Complete Basic Techniques by Gozo Shioda and Yasuhisa Shioda In Aikido: The Complete Basic Techniques, Gozo Shioda, renowned master and teacher as well as the top student of modern Aikido’s founder, offers lucid and detailed explanations of all of the most important basi ... Continue Reading

Posted in AIkido on February 5, 2014

Great Video Series with Aikido Great, Gozo Shioda

Check out the FIRST DVD YOSHINKAN AIKIDO TECHNIQUES (Look for 2 and 3 as well!) Morihei Ueshiba Sensei taught many students throughout his very long career, and these students in turn founded a number of Aikido schools. The difference between these schools depends in part upon when these ... Continue Reading

Posted in AIkido, Aikido Dojo, Dojo on January 30, 2014

Skills you Can’t test for…

Personal Qualities NOT Measured by Tests, but, are Developed in Martial Art Training.  creativity
, critical thinking, 
, curiosity
question asking
, humor, 
self-aware ... Continue Reading

Posted in Events on March 12, 2011

Personal Note of thanks from Utada Sensei

Dear Doshinkan Aikidoka: Many of you have expressed your concern for Yumiko and my families with the recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. Although our families have not been affected by the recent devastation, many in Japan are suffering greatly as a result of this tragedy. Please pray ... Continue Reading

Posted in Events on November 6, 2010

Lessons from the world of Aikido

A great article on “everyday” Aikido by presentation guru Garr Reynolds. Check it out at: Continue Reading

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