Calming Competition Jitters

How To Calm Your Competition Jitters   This is often easier said then done, and if you have ever watched the documentary on Rickson Gracie (above) you may feel overwhelmed about trying some of his pre-competition calming techniques. His breathing methods, mental preparation, submerging himself into ice-cold rivers, these are all things of a legend! Most […]

Seminar In Mesa Arizona

Grappling Seminar At Mesa Affiliate Dojo We will be holding a grappling seminar in Mesa, Arizona in September. There will be multiple affiliate schools joining us for the seminar. Schools from Arizona, Colorado, California, and Washington will be representing and in attendance. Myself and four other professors will be teaching various grappling techniques from different […]

Professor Matt Barton Retires

Third Degree Black Belt – Professor Matt Barton Retires Competitive Jiu Jitsu is definitely a young mans game, the old school cats will still compete in the Masters series but the days of high level competition has passed after the age of 29. When you hit your 30’s there are still great matches to be […]

New Cargo Van Gets Detailed At Oklahoma Dojo

New Cargo Van At Oklahoma Dojo To Shuttle Students Good evening brothers and sisters. We are excited to announce that we have purchased a new cargo van for our Oklahoma Dojo. The class has grown so much in the last two years that we have now purchased a van. A few months back the Dojo […]

Young Kip Needs A Bone Marrow Donor Match

Help From The Dojo – Bone Marrow Donor Match Needed A young student at an affiliate Dojo is in need of a bone marrow transplant and your help is needed. A fellow martial arts practitioner and young fan of MMA is in need of an exact match bone marrow donor. Young Kip started his martial […]

Granite Showers Phoenix Dojo

New Granite Showers in Our Phoenix Dojo We have upgraded the Phoenix Dojo with a shower addition. We knocked out the storage closet, added some plumbing, and built a second and third shower. We tore down the old shower and split the space available into three showers, added a drain to each of the shower […]

Preparing For My Tournament

Cardio and Weight Loss For LA International Open I have a jiu-jitsu tournament coming up in a few months and will be training extremely hard to cut weight and prepare for my match. I will be attending a few local seminars in advance to prepare and work with some teammates from other Gyms before my […]

Repairing The Roof In Tulsa

Repairing The Roof On Our Tulsa Dojo We have seen some harsh weather patterns this winter and as a result of that, there have been some issues with our roof leaking. The mats on the dojo have suffered from water damage and has cost us lots of money and training time. Many of our students […]

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

What is jiu-jitsu

It’s a combination of martial arts, self-defense techniques, and combat sports systems. The primary purpose of this gentle art is to control the opponent with various methods. It’s another type of ground fighting that involves grappling.  Besides, it’s a popular Brazilian martial art which was originated from Kodokan judo and the ground fighting techniques that […]

Sep 6-8, 2019: Seminar with Doshu in San Mateo, CA

Sep 6-8, 2019: Seminar with Doshu in San Mateo, CAFrom: Peter Ralls posted on 14. Jun 2019, 08:32amURL: http://ai-ki-do.org/doshu-2119 Doshu Ueshiba Moriteru will be teaching a seminar September 6-8, 2019, at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, California. For more information go to ai-ki-do.org/Doshu-2019 Submit an Aikido News Item

Aikikai Malta Gradings

Aikikai Malta GradingsFrom: Kevin Bonanno posted on 14. Jun 2019, 08:32amURL: http://www.aikidomalta.net The first Maltese Aikidoka being examined and promoted in Malta to Nidan and Sandan are Claude Calleja and Kevin Bonanno respectively. The gradings were conducted by Satomi Hakkenkai, Tokyo, Chief Instructor Jun Nomoto Shihan (7th Dan) on behalf of the Aikikai Foundation. The […]

June 28-30, 2019: Aikido Shimbokukai USA Summer Seminar, Crystal Lake IL

June 28-30, 2019: Aikido Shimbokukai USA Summer Seminar, Crystal Lake ILFrom: Lisa Tomoleoni posted on 8. May 2019, 01:27pmURL: http://https://www.aikidoshimbokukai.org/usa-summer-seminar-2019.html Join us for our annual summer seminar, to be held this June at the Abiding Spirit Aikikai in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The seminar will be three days of training, fun, and friendship. Please take this […]

Aikikai Malta Receives Recognition from Aikikai Foundation

Aikikai Malta Receives Recognition from Aikikai FoundationFrom: Kevin Bonanno posted on 22. Feb 2019, 02:10pmURL: http://www.aikidomalta.net Aikikai Malta is pleased to announce that it has received authorisation from Aikikai Foundation, Japan (Aikido World Headquarters) as a local Aikido school to diffuse Aikido in Malta for the instruction and training in the Art of Aikido following […]

“The Gospel of Combat”

“The Gospel of Combat”From: Jun Akiyama posted on 8. Feb 2019, 10:18amURL: http://https://www.gospelofcombat.com From their website: The Gospel of Combat is a 30 minute documentary about an East African martial artist’s journey toward self-understanding through Aikido and Karate. The film follows Benedict “Sensei Ben” Kiyaga, a freelance martial arts instructor, as he ekes a living […]

Zenko Okimura in Newark, DE, Feb 23, 2019

Zenko Okimura in Newark, DE, Feb 23, 2019From: Birte Feld posted on 8. Feb 2019, 10:17amURL: http://www.aikidoda.org Aikido Delaware Aikikai Winter Seminar Aikido Delaware Aikikai will be holding their annual winter seminar under the leadership of WAAI Founder, Chairman, and Chief Instructor Rev. Zenko Okimura Shihan on February 23rd. On this cold winter day, stimulate […]

Xavier Dufau, 5th Dan Aikikai, Edinburgh, 22-24 Feb 2019

Xavier Dufau, 5th Dan Aikikai, Edinburgh, 22-24 Feb 2019From: Scott Reed posted on 19. Jan 2019, 11:12amURL: http://www.edinburghaikido.co.uk/seminars/ Xavier Dufau is coming to Edinburgh for his first seminar. He is a 5th dan aikido, 3rd dan Iaido and has trained extensively with Tamura Sensei, Toshiro Suga and Tiki Shewan. The course is open to all […]

“Perceptions of the Aikido Community” by Josephine Fan

“Perceptions of the Aikido Community” by Josephine FanFrom: Jun Akiyama posted on 17. Jan 2019, 09:34pmURL: http://thewayyoupractice.blogspot.com/2019/01/guest-article-josephine-fan-perceptions.html Here’s an insightful article from Josephine Fan of Long Island Aikikai on “Perceptions of the Aikido Community.” 

From the article: “A particular question continued to pop up in my research: ‘Why do people have such a poor impression […]