Your filters hinder your progress

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“The most important is your openness, literally. If you want to change the way you move, your brain has to be flexible. It’s the same in the business community, the best CEOs are flexible. People who are very good at what they do are not just smart. They are also very flexible. “ Akuzawa Minoru […]

The body before the technique

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When I started training in martial arts, around 20 years ago, my practice was primarily external, centered on accumulating techniques and trying to know all the possible answers to pre-determined attacks. In parallel, aware of the importance of having a good physical condition, I sought to reinforce myself through bodybuilding exercises (more or less correctly […]

Aikido, the art of grabbing wrists

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This article was initially published in the French Magazine Dragon Spécial Aikido in April 2019. This simplistic vision of Aikido is generally negatively connoted, grabbing wrists being considered unrealistic by a large number of people. One can, therefore, wonder why Aikido – as well as many schools of Jujutsu before it – puts such an […]

Before the first step…

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This article was initially published in the French Magazine Dragon Spécial Aikido in January 2019. Any technique in Aikido begins with Kamae. That is true for Tai Jitsu, Aiki-ken and Aiki-jo, to the point a beginner will often see himself “corrected” if he puts the wrong foot forward. But out of its traditional aspect and […]

Aunkai – Beach training

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Our next Aunkai workshop will be at the beach! A good way to celebrate the return of summer and crazy Hong Kong heat and combine it with some training. The workshop will take place in Repulse Bay on Hong Kong Island, from 10.30am to 12.30pm on July 13, and will focus on: Fundamentals: solo and […]