Modern Aikidoist Podcast

A discussion on the current state of martial arts currently and the potential future.

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Aikido's popularity tends to pick up when it is seen in movies and on TV. Would it help aikido to get this attention again?

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I address a listener question about staying motivated. There are many reasons why you may struggle to keep motivated. Here are things to watch for and solutions to the problems.

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An examination of why martial arts organizations are more detrimental than they are helpful to the arts they are supposed to support and grow.

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The founder of aikido was a phenomenal martial artist by all accounts, but can we say he was a good teacher as well?

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Martial arts work differently for people with different body types. Today's podcast is on some of the differences and how they affect your martial art.

This common claim has been going around the martial arts community since the first UFC. What is the truth?

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Ki is an integral aspect of aikido, but there is great confusion about what exactly it is.

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Can real people who do not train like professional fighters learn to deal with highly skilled opponents? Some perspective on the expectations people often have about martial arts training.

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An interview with Jorge Angulo, a long time (and current) student of Steven Seagal, sheds more light on the past and present of Steven Seagal and Tenshin dojo.

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A deeper look at the phrase masaktasu agatsu.

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A fast jab poses a problem most aikidoka have experienced. How do we solve it?

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A interview with Jaime Calderon sensei to clarify information provided in my interview with Lenny Sly sensei.

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As of November 1st, 2019, Spirit Aikido Online is now live. This podcast is a description of what it is, how it came about, and what its goals are.

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Facing some of the main criticisms about aikido not being practical, which are based in the lack of reality in training.

A common question from new and prospective students.

A special episode: the 50th. I'll look at where aikido was 50 years ago, where it is today, and speculate on where it may be in 50 years from now.

Excerpts of the Art of War and how they relate to aikido.

Excerpts of the Art of War and how they relate to aikido.

I address a listener question about practitioners from other martial arts training in aikido.

Kyushojitsu is the use of pressure points. I discuss their use and a bit of background, including Dim Mak.

A conversation with Robert Van Valkenburgh of Kogen Dojo about atemi (striking) in aikido.

This podcast is part 1 of 2.

Recent events have gone public about problems in the leadership of the United States Aikido Federation.

A conversation with Robert Van Valkenburgh of Kogen Dojo about atemi (striking) in aikido.

Aikido practitioners tend to have a lot of poor excuses and comebacks to criticism. Are some valid or could we do better?

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CategorySports & Fitness

A podcast about topics related to the practical side of martial arts and aikido, as well as history and other relevant subjects.