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 […]