The Road to Shodan

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This article was written by Hugh Stanley, who was the first in the dojo to get his Shodan in Nihon Jujutsu and Nihon Taijutsu after 6+ years of hard work at the dojo and at home. I am not a brave man and pain hurts me. That is one of the reasons why I started […]

Kishinkai Aikido seminar with Leo Tamaki

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We were lucky to host Leo Tamaki, founder of Kishinkai Aikido, in Hong Kong this week for an intensive week of training. Going from Tuesday to Sunday, martial artists of Hong Kong had multiple opportunities to train and discover what makes Kishinkai so special. Along the week, Leo Tamaki made sure to explain principles in-depth […]

Get out of your comfort zone

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We naturally seek comfort, this place where things go well, where we are in control. No unknown, no stress, no danger. Nothing new also, good or bad. If going back to our comfort zone on a regular basis not to die of stress is a great thing, it matters to understand that magic happens outside […]

Aikido – Looking for the lost martiality

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This article was initially published in the French Magazine Dragon Spécial Aikido in July 2018. The question of the martiality of a martial practice can make one smile, and yet the simple fact that this question is asked so frequently with regards to Aikido already gives us the start of answer. There is, however, no […]

Promotion to Kyoshi

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We are delighted to announce that Xavier was promoted to Kyoshi in Aunkai by Akuzawa sensei on December 8, 2018 in Tokyo. This promotion makes him the first official instructor of Aunkai outside of Japan and France.