One of my biggest struggles in life is that I am resistant to change. To counteract this tendency, I began looking for small ways to change up different patterns in my life to help me learn to accept changes gradually.... Continue Reading →
You may sometimes wonder if aikido is worth all of the time and effort you are putting in. I think so. Of course, there is the self-defense aspect of it. The ukemi (falling) skills may serve you well throughout your life also. You will experience the camaraderie of your fellow students, the challenge of learning new things, and the pride of accomplishment. Most important, though, are the friendships you will develop over the years.
The open-close-open-step-sweep drill is a judo drill that I use to improve efficiency in my aikido training. In this drill, you open your hip by pointing your toes on one foot outward, away from your body. Then close your hips... Continue Reading →