Modern Aikidoist Podcast

We start out the discussion on the topic of how tradition can degrade the quality of a martial art, and go from there. We also discuss real world violence and how it is different from traditional martial arts as well as sport fighting.

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We discuss the positive influences on our aikido which come from martial sport fighting. We specifically shed light on some major misunderstandings and myths about sport fighters and competitive training.

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An in depth analysis of some clips of Gozo Shioda's randori.

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An interview with Sensei Oliver Martinez. We discuss the background of Bill Sosa and the influences he brought into his aikido.

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Two recent, real-world attacks serve as good learning lessons for us. Violence can happen anywhere and be initiated by the most unexpected of sources.

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Today, these are separate and distinct arts. What is their relationship?

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Kicks are an integral part of fighting. What usefulness would kicks provide to an aikido practitioner?

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This discussion covers how to watch demonstrations and video, and identify specifics which make techniques useful and practical.

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Is the power we train to have a virtue, and what responsibilities and obligations go with that power?

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Some effective ways to increase the intensity of your training, and things to avoid.

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An examination on the weapons of aikido and how their study may be adapted to better fit modern times.

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Overthinking is a common problem with martial arts training.

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A different take on a probably the most important issue with martial arts training which results in students with no practical skills. Including, how we can solve the problem.

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We discuss aikido as a self-defense capable martial art, the current state and aikido's future, and other various topics in a friendly and provocative conversation.

Training in other arts is beneficial to your growth as a martial artist.

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Films and videos have generated interest in aikido. New developments in how video is created and distributed has had profound affects on how aikido is perceived and even practiced.

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Organizations are a tradition and common in all martial arts. Are they a blessing or a curse to the art(s) themselves? Is there a better system?

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The bokken (wooden sword) and jo (walking stick) are core parts of aikido's curriculum. Are the way these are practiced and studied valid and useful?

Discussion on Morehei Ueshiba's Weapons (part 1 of 3):
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It is often said "there are no rules in a fight", but is this true?

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A variety of creative ways to approach your aikido training without needing a partner.

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A deeper look at what kind of violence aikido is particularly suited for.

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The Japanese sword is a revered weapon in aikido. Miyamoto Musashi is one of the most famous swordsmen of history, and his influence on Japanese martial heritage is profound.

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What is going on with coronavirus and how is it impacting martial arts? Things are moving very fast, and the impacts are proving to be profound.

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Virtually every martial artist envisions themselves as a warrior. What are the traits of a warrior?

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Aikido is known as "the art of peace". Koppo Jitsu refers to techniques which cause injury or death. How does aikido reconcile this?

Article "Balance from Destruction: Secret Teachings of O-sensei":
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Created 10 months ago.

106 videos

Category Sports & Fitness

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