Spanish Practice makes comprehension: Okay folks: Sokaku Takeda said, "Aiki is easy, don't teach it openly." Or, words to that effect. Sagawa Yokiyushi said, "Only smart people can learn Aiki." Ueshiba Morihei laid it out there for everyone . . . and? Crickets! Takeda thinks, "Aiki is easy." Sagawa thinks that if you cant learn … Continue reading Wimps Gonna Whine! Winners Gonna Win!
Spanish Back Bow Okay, think about this . . . You know how opening and closing two appendages equally creates a central axis point in each appendage? Remember how, when combined with Aiki 1, rotation around this central axis point creates Aiki 2? Imagine multiplying that 24 times! That's a lot of Aiki 2 baby! … Continue reading Back to Basics
Spanish Sit in seiza. This locks the lower body to the ground. Turn the belly button to the right or left as far as you can. Check to be certain that your sternum is aligned with your belly button. DO NOT turn the sternum past the belly button! (All life Aiki as we know it … Continue reading Training Torso Torsion Totally (Say it 5x fast!)
Spanish Let's review: (All that follow are derived from Ten (gravity), Chi (normal force), Jin (specific intent) Aiki #1: Linear co arising, mutually dependent oppositional forces Aiki #2: Aiki #1 revolving around a central axis, creating a circle Aiki #3: Aiki #1 and #2 with the addition of Torsion. Now let's see how this occurs … Continue reading Back to Aiki . . .
Spanish I first met Dan "virtually" on Aikiweb. Initially I read some of the exchanges there which had the potential to be enlightening, but were so filled with acrimony that I tended to simply avoid them leaning more towards the writings of Ellis Amdur and Professor Peter Goldsbury. Nevertheless, when I did take a peek … Continue reading How I Met Dan Harden
I first began martial arts training in about 1972/1973. My father gave me a Judo book for my birthday, I think, but I wanted to do Kung Fu since Bruce Lee was very popular at the time. The main obstacles holding me back from that desire was time, opportunity and money. Fortunately, over the next several … Continue reading How I met Shirata Rinjiro – He didn’t hold anything back!
Spanish Hello again, you wonderful avid Trueaiki.com readers! Shikon - Hachi Riki has been very well received. Scott Burke lives in Japan and is a tremendous resource for finding "lost treasures." Many of his finds can be had via Chris Li's http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/ This morning I awoke to Scott sharing even more treasures and so I will … Continue reading Encore of Shikon – Hachi Riki
Spanish Before we discuss Shikon & Hachi Riki let's go straight to Aiki #3! (It's so cool, I can't wait!) Aiki #3 Illustrated: In in order to create Aiki #3 we use Aiki #1 (linear oppositional forces), Aiki #2 (rotational oppositional forces) and torsional oppositional forces simultaneously. When the "cylinder of the limbs and torso … Continue reading Shikon & Hachi Riki
Spanish Last week we used the three origins (Gravity, Solidity, Mentality) to create Aiki #1 (Use of Ten, Chi, Jin to create linear oppositional forces) and Aiki #2 (Use of Ten, Chi, Jin to create mono axial rotation). We learned how to do this in our bodies using the example of the box squat. This … Continue reading San Gen: When push comes to shove!
Spanish This week we are going to look at what San Gen means in the body, how it functions, and how to begin developing them into Aiki. As previously stated the three origins are: - Heaven = Force of Gravity - Down Force - Earth = Force of Solidity - Up Force - Man = … Continue reading 三元/San Gen/Three Origins