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February 5, 2018

The Practice Session

If one wishes to become proficient in a Martial Art, one must be willing to practice. In a normal class the instructor will show, work with, […]
January 29, 2018

The Proper Placement

When one utilizes a technique in randori, it is important to visualize where the technique will go. By this I mean: each various throw has a […]
January 23, 2018

Kata

I have had some discussions with a friend on the merits of, and/or lack of, kata. There are those who have said to me that the […]
December 18, 2017

Giving

In this season one’s thoughts turn to giving. In Martial Arts it is better to give than to receive! For this reason we don’t teach defensive […]
December 13, 2017

Balance

In Aiki jujutsu we learn to use our balance to take away the balance, kazushi, of our opponent. In order to do this, one must learn […]
December 4, 2017

Practiced?

When you learn a technique it is important to consider how well it is learned. By this, I mean, to know steps A, B, C and […]
November 27, 2017

Strength

Last we I spoke to you about using a technique that required strength. That is something I would warn against. Once you use your strength, you […]
November 18, 2017

First rule of Self Defense

When one goes to a Martial Arts class, or a Self Defense seminar they are often greeted with techniques to be used in response to a […]