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Losing Is Better than Winning

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I firmly believe that losing an aikido shiai (tournament match) is far better than winning. Aikido is full of paradoxes.  And they especially surface during randori: Our techniques become more powerful when we don’t use strength. We move better and more effectively when we are emotionally distanced from the furor and tempest of the conflict… Read more »

Aikido Atheist

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One of the first questions that I am often asked by new students in my dojo is my opinion of Ki energy.  I am aware that most of the people who ask me about it have searched the internet already and are looking for my deep insight or secret knowledge on the subject. After all… Read more »