I'm told language changes over time, the way we use it and the meaning too. Recently I was invited to share some thoughts on biomechanics and Aikido at a friendship seminar at Aikido Redlands. A friendship seminar is where people from different styles of Aikido (and related arts) might come together to share experiences and … Continue reading Playing with Kanji, playing with Aiki
I dusted off the Dogi the other night (it’s been a while) and paid a visit to Redlands Aikido to share some thoughts on stability (thanks for the invite Clem). Whilst I didn’t go the full toppling biomechanics. We worked on the idea that as long as the Tanden (Centre of Mass) is inside our … Continue reading Out of balance…and not knowing it!
There is a lot of value in tradition, sometimes using modern tools can help us uncover them, and the long lost meaning behind the practice as well. This is an article I wrote sometime back for Aikido Journal, its dropped off the feed now so reposting because there is interest. Aikido as an Elite Sport … Continue reading The value of Tradition
Visiting Japan brings with it the pleasure of seeing old and new friends again, some indulgence in my favourite hobby of aikido (a kind of energy minimisation problem in a martial context) and the very serious business of sports and sports engineering. Last month was my most recent trip which might be of mild intrest. … Continue reading Business and Pleasure in Japan