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 […]

Aunkai – Towards the creation of a martial body

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Aunkai Bujutsu is a relatively new school, fifteen years old, which has been built around the very simple idea of creating a martial body. In doing that, it chose the opposite direction from every single school that base their pedagogy on the learning of forms or techniques, which is… most of them. Reverse engineering martial […]

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 […]