Monthly Archives: September 2014

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by  Christophe Depaus

Christophe talks about how aikido relates to real life events.  The practice of Aikido is one of peace and the story at the beginning demonstrates the notion that jumping to conclusions can have far reaching effects.

I’ve heard this story before, seems to change the characters a little every time but the lesson is still the same.

What are your thoughts, leave a comment below…

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In this video Bruno Gonzales demonstrates his use of sword movements when doing empty handed techniques. His movements are far from rigid and quite free flowing as he demonstrates the same techniques both with sword and with empty hand.

I particularly like the emphasis it places on the hands being in front and flowing from the hips and upward albeit in slightly angular fashion. It is particularly important as an Aikidoist to practice in this fashion, so as not to let the hands and therefore your centre get away from you…

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