Aikido training in Japan · Budo/Martial Arts · Kyudo

Aikido Ikkyu Test: The Change

(not-at-school.blogspot.com )   The Change … but not the one you probably expect. A great change has occured, one that has been slowly churning, a pace not unlike that by which the continents move. Underground, out of sight, these primal forces have been metamorphosing and recently they have cracked to the surface. The change is one… Continue reading Aikido Ikkyu Test: The Change

Aikido training in Japan

Aikido Seminar in Toyama Part I: Ukemi

2 days. 4 featured teachers. About 50 participants. The main event of this seminar was a 7th dan (degree blackbelt) named Kuribayashi Takanori (栗林孝典) from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. With him came Oyama Yuuji (小山雄二) a 4th dan. This seems to be the normal case for such seminars, at least in Japan: a main… Continue reading Aikido Seminar in Toyama Part I: Ukemi

Aikido training in Japan · Budo/Martial Arts

First Kyudo Tournament & No Competition in Aikido

  (The pictures included in this post are of a bike ride I took to Jouyama in Kamiichi Town, of my  home Prefecture, Toyama, on this lovely over-cast early spring day-off. Please enjoy.) Yes! It happened. The night before I had a very pleasant and relaxing night, going to aikido, watching the current anime of… Continue reading First Kyudo Tournament & No Competition in Aikido