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2021 Aikikai Hombu Dojo Kagami Biraki Promotions List

Aikido News - Sun, 01/10/2021 - 08:31
2021 Aikikai Hombu Dojo Kagami Biraki Promotions List
From: Jun Akiyama posted on 10. Jan 2021, 08:31am
URL: http://aikikai.or.jp/pdf/suisen/2021.pdf

Here is the 2021 New Year's Kagami Biraki promotions list from Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Who would you like to congratulate? Let us know in a comment!

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    Jan 16, 2021: Aikido Bridge Seminar (Zoom)

    Aikido News - Fri, 01/01/2021 - 21:05
    Jan 16, 2021: Aikido Bridge Seminar (Zoom)
    From: Lisa Tomoleoni posted on 1. Jan 2021, 09:05pm
    URL: https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

    Jan 16, 2021. Join us in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Aikido Bridge Seminars. The Bridge Seminars began in San Diego at Jiai Aikido. Jiai will host this celebratory seminar on January 16, 2021 over Zoom. All affiliations, dojo, and styles are welcome. See our website for further information: https://www.sandiegoaikido.com/2021-san-diego-bridge

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    How to Hold The Sword for Aikido

    Aikido Blogs - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 22:51
    With COVID-19 it's not easy to get your Aikido practice in. I've switched to mainly weapons training these days and put together a video on how to hold the sword for Aikido practice.

    While in Japan, I learned that the weapons training should compliment and build the Aikido practice and techniques.

    Aikiweapons and Aikido are part of the same system. Lifting a sword is like lifting your partner when executing a technique.

    Watch my video on how to hold the Japanese Sword:

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    Shape of My Heart

    Aikido Blogs - Fri, 11/06/2020 - 18:33
    Shape of My Heart

    Patton and Rommel
    Machiavelli and Sun Tzu
    Think they know the shape of my heart
    Much better than you

    I'm a lost warrior poet
    Caught up in a febrile dream
    Dancing with Musashi and Beowulf
    Faraway on an errant moonbeam

    But it is Tu Fu and Basho
    Lord Byron and Poe
    Firing madrigals and haiku
    That will bring me back to Glasgow

    Dickinson and Angelou
    Whitman and Hughes
    Providing inspiring stanza
    That never fail to amuse

    Armed with rhyme and meter
    Along with blade and gun
    I have Kipling and Frost
    Wordsworth and Donne

    But you know the shape of my heart
    Longs for refuge and care
    Far from desolate battlefields
    Away from constant bloody warfare

    How I long to just sit with you
    Sharing Twain and Alighieri
    Nestled securely under a shade tree
    Distant from any mindless savagery

    Patton and Rommel
    Machiavelli and Sun Tzu
    Musashi and Beowulf
    Don't really know my heart like you



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    Merely Human

    Aikido Blogs - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 23:14
    Merely Human

    The monumental prospect
    Of being merely human
    To praise existence itself
    Though our own death is preordained
    The small beauties of ordinary life
    The small evils of ordinary life

    The Stoic would speak of
    Right Perception, Right Action,
    And Right Will
    Buddhists, of the Eightfold Path
    Me, I'm not so disciplined
    I just sip my coffee
    Writing checks for things
    I can't afford

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