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Aikido Wisdom: Life Lessons from an Amazing Martial Art

You have probably heard about aikido from a friend, read about it somewhere, or saw it on TV. More often than not, it probably came across as something cool and interesting—enticing enough for you to want to give it a try. However, there is more to aikido

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The Lowdown on Aikido Training

While not everyone may be aware of it, Aikido practice begins the moment one steps inside the dojo (training place). Regardless if it’s aikido for children or for adults, once inside, observing proper etiquette at all times is expected. Bowing when entering and leaving the dojo and

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Beneficial Tips for the Aikido Beginner

After much deliberation, you have finally chosen the best place where to learn aikido. You’ve paid the monthly fee and you’re raring to attend your first session. However, do you have an idea what to expect? To make the most out of your first session, it would

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Aikido Essentials: Unearthing Some of the Discipline’s Most Basic Principles

Undoubtedly, it would be impossible to cover all the principles of aikido in just one article. However, we will unearth some of its core principles so you will have a better insight of the art and why it has earned its rightful place in the heart of

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Exploring Aikido: Addressing the Most Common Questions About This Awesome Martial Art

What is aikido? In essence, Aikido is a comprehensive system of joint-locking, throwing, pinning techniques, and striking, with training in traditional Japanese weapons (knife, staff, and sword) thrown in. Following his own thorough study of diverse unarmed and armed martial systems, aikido was founded and introduced by

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Finding the Best Martial Arts for Your Kids—A Parent’s Guide

To effectively instill balance and discipline in their children, many parents turn to one thing—martial arts. Many also consider it as the ideal outlet for kids to release their pent-up energy while developing their self-confidence and social skills. And since children are impressionable by nature, learning martial

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The Way of Harmony: The Beginner’s Guide to Aikido

Aikido is a Japanese martial art first developed and introduced by Morihei Ueshiba. He was also often referred to as “O Sensei” or “Great teacher.” On a physical level, aikido involves joint locks and throws derived from Jujitsu and techniques and throws derived from Kenjutsu. However, aikido’s

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Aikido for Kids: What are the Exceptional Benefits?

Adults practice aikido for a variety of reasons—relaxation, self-defense, stress reduction and a host of other benefits. However, those are concepts children don’t care about or are not even aware of to begin with. So, the question remains: why aikido for kids? What do kids stand to

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