Tandokudosa #3 Vlog

Well after three days of the flu this wasn't my best representation of TDD #3, but it is done and out! This video put us at almost 50% of my media storage capacity.  If you haven't already, please consider making a donation, or better still, pledging  on Patreon.  So far we have gone from a … Continue reading Tandokudosa #3 Vlog


Tandokudosa #3 Vlog Introduction

For Tandokudosa #3 I've split it into two parts.  In this Vlog I review how TDD #0 - #3 correlate to Aiki #1 - 3.  I also give a view tips and reminders for the practice of TDD #3. A big shout out to the supporters of  Your generosity is working to improve the … Continue reading Tandokudosa #3 Vlog Introduction

“Brother can you spare a $10?”

Hi Folks, Thanks to all of the generous supporters of, if one more person were to donate $10, I could purchase a video Jog/Shuttle that would speed up my video post production process.  Simply put, the easier the post production process the easier it is for me to get video out to you! Every … Continue reading “Brother can you spare a $10?”

Tandokudosa #2 VLOG

Here is Tandokudosa #2 with a brief review of TDD #0 and TDD #1. A big THANK YOU to my Patreon supporters for the new lighting.  I was able to get a great deal on a professional lighting set off of Craigslist. Next up:  Tandokudosa #3 VLOG, and a blog explaining why, and how, Ueshiba … Continue reading Tandokudosa #2 VLOG

Tandokudosa #1 VLOG

Below is my first "feature length" VLOG presentation.  It is the product of many, many hours of learning and work on my part.  As I roll these out, hopefully the process will become easier and more streamlined. My posts tend to be information dense.  This is largely due to the fact that I am trying … Continue reading Tandokudosa #1 VLOG


I tried out a different blog software today and it automatically did something to the "Asago" post that removed a good part of that post.  I'll try to repair the damage over the weekend.   Sorry!  Guess I won't be using that software!! Allen Okay, I think I've recovered the post the its original content.

Intro to the Studio

Hi Guys!  Below you will find a video with an introduction to the new True Aiki "studio."  This brings me one step closer to the official dojo shooting.  Thanks for Watching! Below is a sneak peek at where we are filming the Tandoku Dosa.  (If you look carefully you can see where I patched the … Continue reading Intro to the Studio

December in Zwolle, NL

Hi everyone, I've been traveling to the Netherlands for a quick training period in December for years now.  Up until now that training hasn't been announced or promoted but rather kept "in-house."  But this year is different! I will be in Zwolle 12/27 - 12/29.  Those interested in joining in should contact Walter Oudewesselink at: … Continue reading December in Zwolle, NL

The Paradox of Training Aiki and the Solution

One cannot Aiki without producing Aiki. One cannot produce Aiki without having trained Aiki. As a consequence of this being true, one often hears phrases such as, “Just use Aiki.” This is akin to saying, “Just do things correctly. Anything other than correct is wrong.” Of course, if one could “just use Aiki” or “just … Continue reading The Paradox of Training Aiki and the Solution


To prepare for TDD #1, let us study Asagao 朝顔 あさがお. Most Aiki folks think of Asagao as a hand posture. It is so much more than just a hand posture. The first character "asa" means morning, and the second character "gao" means face. In the West the flower is known as "Morning Glory." First, if … Continue reading ASAGAO