Remote Aikido Dojo

One does not need buildings, money, power or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train

- Morihei Ueshiba

When there is nowhere else to train

Stand Up Straight

Monday, 10 December 2018

One of the most difficult things that aikidoka have to do is maintain their structure. In this post I'm specifically going to focus on the importance...

Pay Attention

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Last month I attended a course in Holland hosted by Ruud Van Ginkel and the Aikido Centruum. The visiting instructor was 8th Dan Shihan Shimamoto Katsuyuki....

Finding a place to train

Sunday, 9 September 2018

A question that I get asked a lot is, ‘How do I find a new dojo?’

On the face of it that seems like a bad question to be asked. It sort of...

That really painful lock? Yeah, it doesn't actually hurt

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

There’s a really common idea in aikido that if it doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t work. I can understand where this sentiment comes from. If somebody applies...

My Doctor doesn't get it

Friday, 8 June 2018

We’ve all been there. Sitting in a Doctor’s office due to some random injury trying to explain to them that aikido is not like judo while they tell us...