Episode 10 of An Aiki Minute (Or So) is entitled The Importance of Strikes in Aikido. There’s some controversy among folks about whether powerful strikes belong in an art that we call the Art of Peace. To me, there’s no doubt.
Episode 9 of An Aiki Minute (Or So) is entitled Causality and Misdirection. In a martial encounter, people tend to think that they understand what is happening and how they should respond. When dealing with aikido, it’s not so clear or simple.
An Aiki Minute (Or So), Episode 8 is entitled Aikido is a Revolutionary Act. Practicing aikido is not merely practicing a martial art. It is, in fact, a revolutionary act in which we practice to change the way we think and act in difficult situations. (2 minutes 12 seconds.)
With COVID-19 on the loose, all of the dojos are closed right now. Aikido training is different than it’s ever been. (1 minute 31 seconds.)
Episode 6 of An Aiki Minute (Or So) is entitled What is Growth? in which we discuss the value of stepping out of your comfort zone to learn and practice new things. (1 minute 29 seconds.)