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07 The Unbendable Arm - AIKIDO. Internal Martial Arts: Physics in action?

07 The Unbendable Arm - AIKIDO

(Published Blitz Australia April 2004, Vol. 18, NO. 4, pp56-8) Unbendable Arm: a specific example An arm that is unbendable has many uses with in the martial arts, for Aikido its helpful for conserving energy and momentum whilst rolling (after being thrown), its also an important tool to help soft block or redirect strikes and can be extended to holding weapons such as the bokken correctly. As an example of 'Ki' development a practitioners arm is presented whilst a partner applies a force to try and bend it. During a successful test the practitioner remains calm whilst the partner strains to bend the arm with little success. In the diagram (courtesy of Westbrook & Ratti, "Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere") an Aikido student (wearing black hakama pants) presents an arm for bending, his partner then tries to bend the arm by applying downward force at the elbow and upward force at the hand.

Aikido Principles - Basic Concepts of the Peaceful Martial Art. The book: Basic Concepts of the Peaceful Martial Art,by Stefan Stenudd Aikido is a martial art unlike any other.

Aikido Principles - Basic Concepts of the Peaceful Martial Art

It contains no attacks, only defense, and this defense should be so gentle that even the attacker is delighted by it. There is no competition, since each participant should be a winner. It's an art that takes a lifetime to learn. There are many books about aikido. Click to see the book at Amazon >>> Transmitting ideas I had the fortune of practicing for a very talkative aikido teacher, when I was new to it. Other experienced teachers have done the same.

The "Five Aikido Principles" - AikiWeb Aikido Forums. Ki-no-Nagare Aikido - Ki-no-Nagare Aikido - English. Aikido Archives - Martial Arts. Ina leading Misogi at Baja Aikido - Wed., Feb. 4, 2015. Aiki of Daitoryu Aikijujutsu learned from Okamoto Sensei. 岡本正剛先生から学んだ大東流の合気の技. Matsuoka Sensei Aikido Seminar - Stefano Mazzilli in Los Angeles Settembre 2013.

Stage M° Marc Bachraty 2015 Aikido. Le Qi l'énergie qui guérit. Nemoto Sensei; aikido Kaeshi Waza (counter techniques) Les arts martiaux et leur histoire – Partie 4 : De la Chine au Japon avec le mythe du Samouraï. Cet article fait suite à la séquence consacrée à une histoire des arts martiaux (parmi de nombreuses autres analyses historiques).

Les arts martiaux et leur histoire – Partie 4 : De la Chine au Japon avec le mythe du Samouraï

Vous pouvez retrouver via ces liens la première partie de l’article : « Définir l’art martial » ainsi que la deuxième partie : « De la Mésopotamie à l’Inde » et la troisième partie « De l’Inde à la Chine« . I. Introduction L’archipel nippon est une terre de paradoxes. Tout d’abord, au Japon, le Shintoïsme (forme de chamanisme liée aux esprits « Kamis » typique du Japon) prône le culte des ancêtres et établit la lignée divine des empereurs. La représentation romantique du Samouraï nous présente des combattants ascétiques, sages et invincibles toujours prêts à sacrifier leur vie pour un idéal supérieur et la préservation de leur honneur. II. C’est en 660 avant Jésus Christ que Jimmu Tenno descendant d’Amaterasu (le soleil) fonde l’empire japonais dont la capitale est Nara. III. En 1274, Kubilaï Khan veut conquérir le Japon.

IV. V. Yoshi Shibata - The Power of the Brush. Aikikai Kagamibiraki Ceremony 2015 (with subtitles) Cognard André Shihan - Kaeshi waza - Aikido Kobayashi seminar in the US. Aikido Club Kunheim. Best Demonstration of Aikido-Jo Dori. Aikido - Guillaume Erard seminar in Besançon (December 2014) [Purification] Misogi. Origine et objectifs du Misogi : Le misogi est un sujet que j'avais déjà abordé sommairement dans le dossier sur le shintoïsme (que vous pouvez retrouver ici).

[Purification] Misogi

J'aimerai, cependant, me pencher sur cette pratique à nouveau pour remettre en exergue certains principes et aussi pour proposer en fin de post, une façon de faire misogi que je trouve plus accessible, plus simple et plus rapide à réaliser. Le précurseur de cette méthode est Izanagi no okami qui, après avoir visité le Pays des morts (yomi no kuni) à la recherche de sa femme, se rendit à l'île de Tsukushi pour s'y purifier.

De cette purification est né une myriade de kami, notamment Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi et Susano Wo. En retirant sa couronne, Izanagi donne naissance à Akiguinoushi no kami ("le kami qui est lassé de mordre"), la couronne représente le statut social, le pouvoir ainsi que les privilièges. Un torse dénudé symbolise la libération des inquiétudes. La pureté est l'un des principaux fondements du shinto. Koshi nagé ou la chute de la peur. Stanley Pranin demonstrates Morotedori kokyuho in Mexico. Stanley Pranin's concluding remarks. Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei 1994 Paris - Part 1. Shioda Gozo One of the great Aikido Legends. Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Documentary - Kobayashi Kiyohiro Sensei and Takumakai in Tokyo. Aikidrôle.

Keep posture 2 - Paula Alexandrescu. Is Aikido a true Martial Art? - Aikido Hombu. A recently posted article by Henry Ellis published at Mooshin has reopened the old debate about how the martial arts world views Aikido as a martial art.

Is Aikido a true Martial Art? - Aikido Hombu

I have been a long time fan of Rik Ellis (see his blog here) who is a trained and successful MMA fighter who has trained Aikido extensively (sorry folks, but I am a fan of the UFC). His father, Henry Ellis a famous early pioneer of Aikido in Britain has always been quite critical of the modern version of Aikido and prefers to continue the practice of his version of Aikido with extreme directness. As a Aikido practitioner myself, I have enjoyed the benefits of commencing by learning within the Yoseikan Aikido system (Mochizuki Sensei). The beauty of the Yoseikan system is that it incorporates elements of Karate, Judo, aikijujutsu and Aikido. Significantly we train with the use of many strikes, particularly punches and kicks and also practice break-falling to an extensive degree. Back to the argument. How to Do Morotetori & Ushiro. Boulder Aikikai Aikido Dojo. Aikido is not a relatonship, but the education and refinement of the spirit.

Boulder Aikikai Aikido Dojo

You will not be asked to adhere to any religious doctrine, but only to remain spiritually open. When we bow it is not a religious performance, but a sign of respect for the same spirit of universal creative intelligence within us all. The opening and closing ceremony of each Aikido practice is a formal bow directed to the shomen, two claps, another bow to the shomen and a bow between the instructor and students. The bows directed to the shomen symbolize respect for the spirit and principles of Aikido, and gratitude to the Founder for developing this system of study. O-Sensei and the Purpose of Aikido - AikiWeb Aikido Forums. I spent this past weekend at Raso Hultgren Sensei's dojo in Missoula, MT training with my teacher, Mitsugi Saotome Sensei.

O-Sensei and the Purpose of Aikido - AikiWeb Aikido Forums

As expected, the seminar was wonderful but I found Sensei's exposition particularly moving this time. I think that Sensei, having broken seventy now, is increasingly conscious of his "mission", begun over 35 years ago when he came to the United States to teach. Saotome Sensei has spent his entire adult life in the art of Aikido. He feels that the Aikido Founder instructed his personal students to, first of all understand the meaning of his teachings for themselves and then to transmit that understanding to students around the world. The Aikido my teacher was charged with transmitting was meant to be a trans-formative practice for the individuals who study the art and for the world, the goal being nothing less lofty than, the too often cliche, world peace. These are heady ideas. An economical and delicious trip to Japan. When a foreigner enters a restaurant in Japan for the first time, they are generally surprised when they find out how expensive it is.

An economical and delicious trip to Japan

That feeling is understandable, especially when you consider the amount of food you actually receive at a fancy, traditional Japanese restaurant. However, if you know where to look, you can enjoy delicious food in Japan on the cheap. Tip 1: Eat LUNCH at a nice restaurant! There are many restaurants in Japan worthy of visiting, including some with three Michelin Stars.

But, what about the price? In Japan, a number of quality restaurants are open from around 11am to 2pm for lunch. The average lunch is only 520 yen! According to a research by the Shinsei Bank, office workers in Japan spend an average of 520 yen for lunch. Yasuaki Deguchi: The Omoto Religion and Aikido (15) “One spirit, four souls”— bringing positive guidance to humankind Spiritual and physical instincts AJ: In our last conversation you talked about two types of human “instinct,” the spiritual and physical, and suggested the importance of maintaining them in a relationship you referred to as a “spiritual primary — physical secondary.”

Yasuaki Deguchi: The Omoto Religion and Aikido (15)

We would like to ask you to go into the concepts of spirit and soul in more detail.