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Aiki studies – Yin yang

The concept of yin yang is typically associated with the practice of Chinese arts. However, it is also an important aspect of Aikido practice, particularly for those of us who seek to use our Aikido as a method of progressing to the … Continue reading

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Aikido – Common principles, infinite expressions

An informal demo by seniors at Aikido Warrior Fudoshin Dojo doing a quick run through of the Aiki principles and techniques covered at a recent Saturday class.  The theme of the class was katadori (same side grab) attacks. The video serves as … Continue reading

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Our dojo has moved!

For last 3 and half years our dojo has had the privilege to be hosted by The Gap State School.  The good news is that the school has just received much needed funding approval to renovate the MFB Building that houses our dojo.  Unfortunately, it also … Continue reading

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Katadori kokyu nage – Its all in the sword

In the below video senior students from Aikido Warrior Dojo demonstrate one of the many versions of the Aikido technique katadori kokyu nage.  This particular application of kokyu nage relies heavily on aiki sword principles, including cutting and footwork skills … Continue reading

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Aiki principles – Koshi nage

In the below video Chicko Xerri Sensei (6th Dan AKI Aikikai) explores some of the fundamental Aiki principles underpinning koshi nage (hip throw) applications, including how to safely receive them. The demonstration applies koshi nage from a traditional attack whereby the uke grabs the wrists of the nage … Continue reading

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Aikido is not resistance – A true warrior contests with nothing

“There are no contests in the art of peace.  A true warrior contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.” (Master Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido)   Have a great week Ian Grant Dojo … Continue reading

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Learning from other martial arts – Jodan tsuki kokyu nage

Its always disappointing to read and hear martial artists criticise how each other train and make comparative negative assessments on the worthiness of differing Aikido schools and martial systems. Martial art bigotry of this kind has never had a place in our dojo and never will. We have had the … Continue reading

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