What’s in a mile?

Many a myth would flourish in San Diego Aikikai. Most of these would be centred around Chiba Sensei’s past accomplishments, rumours, a lot of Chinese whispers and his inclination to perpetuate them. It was part of his “Brand”. There were many of these and one that...

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AIKIDO SENSEI AND SEMPAI…

Recollections Of My First 25 Years On The Mat: by Arthur C. Lockyear Anyone present at the 1991 Budo Sai Festival in Durham, England, would certainly remember the explosive demonstration given by Ichiro Shibata Sensei, 6th Dan of the of the Berkley Aikikai,...

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Martial art for martial arts sake

“….Money for Gods sake” Isn’t that how the song goes? The root of the lyrics is older than the song itself where contrasting views about the purpose of art became a movement of thought. As one school approached art as something that had its own purpose and did not...

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