Archive for October, 2005

Aikido calendar

Friday, October 7th, 2005

If you use the OS X calendar application iCal, and are a member of the Phoenix Aikido Club, I have transferred the Phoenix event calendar to iCal. You can view the published calendar, or if you are on OS X you can subscribe directly. If you subscribe to the calendar, you can set the refresh [...]

Goodnight from him

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

One of the problems with getting older is witnessing the death of people who you grew up with, whether they be relatives, friends or well liked celebrities. Ronnie Barker, who died yesterday, was one of my favourite comedians when I was growing up, and I still have fond memories of sitting down with my whole [...]

Just like that

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Glimmerscape has a nice article on Kokyu-ho (breath exercise, or breath throw) from katate-dori (one-handed wrist grab). The concept of misdirection in Aikido is one that is easy to understand, but incredibly hard to put into practice. Atemi are used a lot to distract the uke and break their posture, but the sort of subtle [...]