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    No vids available unfortunately. Belt - get a...

    No vids available unfortunately.

    Belt - get a piece of string or rope. Just, wrap it around your finger or your wrist. Notice the natural small circle made by the finger or wrist as you wind. Of...
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    To me, to use aiki is to be able to neutralise...

    To me, to use aiki is to be able to neutralise your opponent's power and then - you have him, so to speak. The trick, if it is a trick, is to take their balance immediately. Easy to say, hard to do....
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    Aikido = The Way of Aiki

    I have been pursuing Aikido as being 'The Way of Aiki' for sometime now but few seem interested. I think that if you define it as such, it will instantly push people in the right 'search' direction....
  4. I just spent awhile updating my book after new...

    I just spent awhile updating my book after new ideas / insight having had another year in Japan and almost two more in Korea -- meeting and exchanging ideas with lots of people etc. I currently work...
  5. Ah-ha: E-Budo is still here. Have spent another...

    Ah-ha: E-Budo is still here. Have spent another semester in Japan and now into my third teaching in South Korea since I was last here.

    Anyway, I have spent a bit of time updating my online book...
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    Just reviving an old thread. I like the above...

    Just reviving an old thread. I like the above explanation best.

    I have also asked people about this and I think it is a bit like shiho-nage of Aikido. Shiho in Japanese means four directions, but...
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    I have been waving a bokken around for 30+ years....

    I have been waving a bokken around for 30+ years. I started with shomen-uchi in Aikido, and Iaido, and whatever else I came across and then discovered Kashima Shinryu and just fell in love with...
  8. Just wondering - is there anybody out there? ...

    Just wondering - is there anybody out there?

    Is E-Budo alive?

    Feel free to comment on my book or something.
  9. Sorry - no PDF. It's all there in simple html :-)

    Sorry - no PDF. It's all there in simple html :-)
  10. Discovering Aikido: Principles for Practical Learning

    Don't know if anyone is out there but ... my first post here in years.

    I recently uploaded my entire book Discovering Aikido: Principles for Practical Learning to my website. I stuck it in the...
  11. Discovering Aikido: Principles for Practical Learning

    I recently uploaded my entire book Discovering Aikido: Principles for Practical Learning to my website:

    www.discovering-aikido.com

    My publisher decided not to reprint etc - cited recession,...
  12. My first moment was during Judo randori. The...

    My first moment was during Judo randori. The instructor had taught us - many times - to just put your hand on the floor to do makikomi. Well, I was struggling as usual to throw my partner and I just...
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    I like to see vids of people, especially those...

    I like to see vids of people, especially those posting on sites like this - helps you know where people are coming from.

    I put some of mine 'out there' on google a while back as an experiment. Got...
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    I think my Aiki jo came from a tree, and last...

    I think my Aiki jo came from a tree, and last time I looked, that's where my Aiki ken came from too.
  15. Thread: Capoeira

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    Capoeira

    Wikipedia: "Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed initially by African slaves in Brazil, starting in the colonial period."

    Apparently, there is a book by a Korean who travelled...
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    We had extortion in our school - not much - just...

    We had extortion in our school - not much - just 2p here, 2p there. Basically, it was "Lend me 2p, kid." Of course, if you said you had nothing they might search you, so the 'smaller' would end up...
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    Most training could be thought of as a con. I...

    Most training could be thought of as a con. I mean, we train, and we think we are invincible because we train, but in reality, in terms of self-defence for the average joe, soccer or rugby would...
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    Yeah, but it could be MY money :( And if true,...

    Yeah, but it could be MY money :(

    And if true, why don't the police just let them take what they want?
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    Giving them what they want is an option, and it...

    Giving them what they want is an option, and it may be the option you chose to take, but then again, it may not be. There is no law that says you have to give a robber what he wants. Think about it -...
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    They will probably take less if you hassle. I...

    They will probably take less if you hassle. I haven't seen this bike, but if previous deals I have done in Japan are anything to go by, this could be a real bargain for some lucky biker.
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    Motorcycle for sale in Chiba, Japan

    Kawasaki ZRX (400cc) for sale in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan. Not too far from Tokyo. Actually, there are two. One runs and is fairly cheap (less than Y100,000), the other is a non-runner with no...
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    Japanese Conspiracy

    It's better if you understand Japanese, but not absolutely necessary.

    http://www.compfused.com/directlink/191/
  23. Thread: MSG and Obesity

    by rupert
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    MSG and Obesity

    http://www.westonaprice.org/msg/msgobesity.html

    Could this be the missing link?
  24. Just because someone is shodan does not mean they...

    Just because someone is shodan does not mean they are no good. When I started out in Aikido most teachers were just shodan or nidan. Oftentimes, it would take more than a few years for them to get...
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    Korean images

    The first image is a scanned Korean print, the second is a photo I took in Kyeongju, autumn 1994.
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