These are all very relevant questions, and if you don’t ask yourself on a regular basis “why”, “what” and “how” questions, chances are you’re going to hit a roadblock sooner rather than later. Your answers to these questions can of course vary greatly from the ones that are proposed below, and in all honesty, Read more about Forging a martially-capable body[…]
Serge Rebois is an expert in Nihon Tai Jitsu and Kyusho Jitsu, an advanced Judo practitioner as well as a Shiatsu therapist. A tireless researcher, he continues to improve, and recently started following the teachings of Paolo Bolaffio. He also authored many DVDs on Shiatsu and Kyusho Jitsu.
On 3rd June 2018, Aikido Honto Ryu and Seishin Tanren Dojo held for the first time a joint workshop on Aikido and Aunkai. Jerald Tai, 3rd dan Aikido, opened the session with warm up and basic Aikido techniques, explaining thoroughly the principles behind the techniques and the specific role of Uke in them. Jerald covered Read more about First joint Aikido / Aunkai workshop in Hong Kong[…]
This article was originally published in French in “Dragon Spécial Aikido” in January 2018. Learning an Asian traditional martial art is not neutral. It places us from day one in a lineage, a tradition of which we are finally only a part. As part of this transmission it is common to refer to two types Read more about What can we learn from the masters of the past?[…]
Going back to Tōkyō for Aunkai training is a favorite of mine, as it’s always a rare occasion to see Akuzawa sensei and his students, feel how their practice evolved and try to grasp a bit more the complexity of Aunkai’s biomechanics. […]
As I spent last week in Japan, I took the opportunity to go to Shizuoka and train at the mythical Gakunan dōjō (better known as Yoseikan dōjō) with Washizu sensei. This dōjō, formerly the dōjō and living place of the famous Mochizuki Minoru is in my opinion one of the landmarks of Japanese martial arts. Read more about Training at the Yoseikan dōjō in Shizuoka[…]
On Sunday June 3, Aikido Honto Ryu and the Seishin Tanren Dojo are organizing a joint workshop to share their respective Aikido and Aunkai practice. The workshop will be from 3 to 5pm at the TCG studio in Wong Chuk Hang and led by: Jerald Tai, 3rd dan Aikikai Xavier Duval, Renshi, Aunkai We Read more about Aikido/Aunkai workshop – June 3[…]
On April 15, as Xavier was in Singapore, we organized a 3-hour workshop to do a deep dive in some of the body mechanics of Aunkai. The workshop was attended by 10 dedicated Aikido practitioners and was a great opportunity to go through the basics of Aunkai, but also what they mean for somebody practicing Read more about Aunkai workshop in Singapore – April 2018[…]