Happy New Year of the Boar 2019 from the Aikido Sangenkai

— Hau’oli Makahiki Hou — Happy New Year — 明けましておめでとうございます…and much Aloha! Thank you all for your help and support over the last year. We enjoyed training with all of you in 2018, and we’re looking forward to even more great training with you all in the coming year! In 2018 our Sangenkai intensive workshop attracted attendees from Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, the mainland USA, Sweden and our … Continue reading Happy New Year of the Boar 2019 from the Aikido Sangenkai »

Aikido, qué no sabemos y por qué no lo sabemos … [Spanish Version]

“Takemusu Aiki” de Morihei Ueshiba, editado por Hideo Takahashi This is the Spanish translation of the article “Aikido and the Unknown“, provided courtesy of Juantxo Ruiz . Qué no sabemos y por qué no lo sabemos … Cuando Sam Chin visitó Hawaii el año pasado, nos dijo (estoy parafraseando) que no es tan malo no saberlo, siempre y cuando usted sepa que no lo sabe. Eso me llamó … Continue reading Aikido, qué no sabemos y por qué no lo sabemos … [Spanish Version] »

The Phantom Manual: Yamato Ryu Goshinjutsu

Daiwa Goshinjutsu - Isamu Takeshita

Women’s self-defense demonstration in the Nikkan Jijishashin (日刊時事写真) Fujiko Suzuki (鈴木富治子), founder of Yamato Ryu Goshinjutsu (大和流護身術), left Sokaku Takeda and Morihei Ueshiba student Admiral Isamu Takeshita on the right. Fujiko Suzuki’s “Phantom Manual” is available through the efforts of Scott Burke, who lives in Fukuoka, but often comes to Hawaii to join the Sangenkai workshops with Dan Harden. Many thanks to Scott, and appreciation for his continuing series … Continue reading The Phantom Manual: Yamato Ryu Goshinjutsu »

El Legado de Ueshiba – Parte 1, por Mark Murray [Spanish Version]

Kisshomaru and Morihei Ueshiba with Koichi Tohei

Kisshomaru Ueshiba – Morihei Ueshiba – Koichi Tohei This is the Spanish translation of the article “The Ueshiba Legacy – Part 1, by Mark Murray“, provided courtesy of Juantxo Ruiz . Qúe significa todo esto? Significa que la visión común a propósito de que la propagación del aikido después de la guerra se llevo a cabo bajo la tutela directa del Fundador, es fundamentalmente un error. Tohei … Continue reading El Legado de Ueshiba – Parte 1, por Mark Murray [Spanish Version] »

The Ueshiba Legacy – Part 2, by Mark Murray

Ueshiba Father and Son under the waterfall

I think you can see Doshu’s dilemma. He has to continue to teach the ‘essence’ of the art, but without knowing very much about what his grandfather actually did. He is a few years younger than I am and all he knows has been filtered via Kisshomaru and those deshi of Kisshomaru’s generation. Doshu’s son Mitsuteru will have an even bigger problem. Apart from a … Continue reading The Ueshiba Legacy – Part 2, by Mark Murray »