Get Your Questions in for Facebook Live Interviews with Senseis

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Hi All! I’m going to be doing a bunch of Facebook Live Q&As with Aiki Summer Retreat 2017 headliners (Michael Friedl Shihan, Kimberly Richardson Sensei, and Craig Fife Sensei) and other very experienced Retreat attendees.

I expect the interviews will be fairly brief — 10-15 minutes. But, as I said, a want to do a bunch of them. So . . . please let me know what questions you want the Senseis to answer and let’s have some fun!

I’ll let you know when the interviews will happen.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 6

Kimberly-Richardson-1In Aikido Stories Episode 6, Kimberly Richardson Sensei Sensei tells us 3 stories: about her early training with Mary Heiny Sensei, one of her first experiences as a chief instructor, and the highlight of our episode, about trying to catch a flight home a few days after 9/11.

Listen to Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 6 at this link.

If you have a story you want to share, just send me an email or call and leave information about your story. If I feel like your story would be a good fit, I’ll contact you. Call me at (530) 273-2727.

If you’re enjoying the podcast, please leave a rating and comment in iTunes. I understand that is the best way to help spread the podcast. Thank you!

Enjoy. Please share the podcast and leave your comments below.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 5

craig7bIn Aikido Stories Episode 5, Craig Fife Sensei tells of an incredible training experience he had with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Aiki Summer Retreat.

Listen to Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 5 at this link.

If you have a story you want to share, just send me an email or call and leave information about your story. If I feel like your story would be a good fit, I’ll contact you. Call me at (530) 273-2727.

If you’re enjoying the podcast, please leave a rating and comment in iTunes. I understand that is the best way to help spread the podcast. Thank you!

Enjoy. Please share the podcast and leave your comments below.

Podcast Episodes So Far

I’ve heardAikido-Stories-Podcast-Art from a lot of people that they’re really enjoying the podcast. But when I ask them if they’ve heard all of them, they tell me they didn’t know about one or two. So, here are the links to all of the podcasts. Right now, I have enough cool stories for several more podcasts. We’re just getting started!

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 6 – Kimberly Richardson Sensei tells us 3 stories: about her early training with Mary Heiny Sensei, one of her first experiences as a chief instructor, and the highlight of our episode, about trying to catch a flight home a few days after 9/11.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 5 – Craig Fife Sensei tells of an incredible training experience he had with Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei at Aiki Summer Retreat.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 4 – Craig Fife Sensei tells of how he began his transition from outlaw biker to the great teacher we know today.
Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 3 – Michael Friedl Sensei tells of how he almost quit aikido and how his teacher, Clyde Takeguchi Sensei, lured him back in. It’s a great story.
Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 2 – Michael Friedl Sensei tells of his first experience with aikido. At the time, in 1972, Michael Sensei was a 2nd degree black belt in karate and had his own dojo. One of his students was also taking aikido and invited Friedl Sensei to check it out. Friedl sensei was very skeptical of what he saw. Then he experienced aikido in action.
Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 1 – In the first episode, I share with you an incident that happened in the 1970s when I was a trumpet player in the college marching band. Some guy, flanked by his friends, thought it would be a good idea to pick on me. Aikido excitement ensues. Don’t worry, no bullies were harmed in the creation of this story.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 4

craig7bIn Aikido Stories Episode 4, Craig Fife Sensei tells of how he began his transition from outlaw biker to the great teacher we know today.

Listen to Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 4 at this link.

If you have a story you want to share, just send me an email or call and leave information about your story. If I feel like your story would be a good fit, I’ll contact you. Call me at (530) 273-2727.

If you’re enjoying the podcast, please leave a nice rating and comment in iTunes. I understand that is the best way to help spread the podcast. Thank you!

Enjoy. Please share the podcast and leave your comments below.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 3

michael 9In Aikido Stories Episode 3, Michael Friedl Sensei tells us about how he almost quit aikido and how his teacher, Clyde Takeguchi Sensei, lured him back in. It’s a great story.

Listen to Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 3 at this link.

If you have a story you want to share, just send me an email or call and leave information about your story. If I feel like your story would be a good fit, I’ll contact you. Call me at (530) 273-2727.

Enjoy. Please share the podcast and leave your comments below.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 2

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 2 is ready! In episode 2, Michael Friedl Sensei tells of his first experience with aikido. At the time, in 1972, Michael Sensei was a 2nd degree black belt in karate and had his own dojo. One of his students was also taking aikido and invited Michael Sensei to check it out. Michael Sensei was, to say the least, skeptical.

Listen to Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 2 at this link.

If you have a story you want to share, just send me an email or call and leave information about your story. If I feel like your story would be a good fit, I’ll contact you. Call me at (530) 273-2727.

 

Aikido Stories Podcast is in iTunes

Aikido-Stories-Podcast-ArtThe Aikido Stories Podcast is in iTunes now. Just follow the link to subscribe in iTunes.

If you want to share your story, just send me an email or call me and leave a message about your story at (530) 273-2727. If I think your story will be a good fit, I’ll get back to you.

Aikido Stories Podcast Episode 1

I have been wanting to do an aikido stories podcast for a long time. Now, it’s time. The podcast will be simple — just aikido stories. We’ll have all sorts of aikido stories, self-defense, training, unraveling bad situations. And the stories will be from all sorts of folks, not just senior instructors — though we’ll have those. 🙂

In this first episode, I share with you an incident that happened in the 1970s when I was a trumpet player in the college marching band. Some guy, flanked by his friends, thought it would be a good idea to pick on me. Aikido excitement ensues. Don’t worry, no bullies were harmed in the creation of this story.

If you have a story you want to share, just send me an email or call and leave information about your story. If I feel like your story would be a good fit, I’ll contact you. Call me at (530) 273-2727.

Enjoy. Please share the podcast and leave your comments below.

Join Us for the Linda Holiday Sensei Webinar

Linda Holiday Sensei

Linda Holiday Sensei

n 1970, Linda Holiday Sensei joined an aikido class at the University of California Santa Cruz. She didn’t realize it at the time, but she was beginning her lifelong study of aikido.

She soon moved to Japan, meeting and training with some of the Founder’s closest students, including Motomichi Anno Sensei.

Holiday Sensei’s new book, Journey to the Heart of Aikido, tells her and Anno Sensei’s remarkable aikido story.

Please join our conversation on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 pm PT.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE FREE WEBINAR.