Articles

Hokusai Sleepover at The British Museum

On the 24th of June, Aikido of London was invited to teach at the renowned British Museum to a group of 160 children participating in the event “The British Museum Young Friends Sleep Over”, celebrating Japanese culture as a part of the “Hokusai’s Great Wave”...

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Aikido Story by Karissa Tam

When I first moved to London, I spent most of my time during my first year alone. As an introverted and fairly independent person, this didn’t bother me too much. After all, I had plenty of people I was friendly with, we just weren’t necessarily friends – and that was...

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Aikido Training for Young Students

ON THE BENEFITS OF AIKIDO FOR YOUNG INDIVIDUALS Aikido is a martial art that helps to find harmony and balance in everyday life. In this sense, it can be extremely beneficial for young individuals of 11-15 years old, who need guidance and support while transitioning...

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Training Guide Lines Part 2 – A Return to Basics

The quality of ones training is a very important one. It is something that simply doing a lot of classes alone will not address. It is surely better to attend a class where a level of training can be maintained rather than doing more sessions at a lower level. This is...

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Training Guide Lines Part 1 – A Return to Basics

Lately while teaching class I have indicated to my students to reflect on their training, to think about it and give it proper consideration on as well as off the mat. Much of these came from observing how the students approach their own practice and whether comments...

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A Baptism of Fire

It was autumn in San Diego, California, USA. I was still on London time and tired from a long flight. Adding to this was a lack of sleep and the stress of a new dojo environment, famously referred to as “The Pressure Cooker”. Set behind a dance school the dojo had no...

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