Modern Aikidoist Podcast

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":
https://tampaaikido.com/articles/balance-from-destruction-secret-teachings-of-o-sensei/

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Is it possible to regain aikido's reputation? I think it is. Here are some thoughts on how that might work.

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Aikido knife defenses need to be overhauled and updated. I go into my crisis of faith regarding knife defenses, and share the approach I decided on to address it.

Josh Gold's article "Knife Defenses: Death by Disarm" on Aikido Journal:
https://aikidojournal.com/2016/09/06/knife-defenses-death-by-disarm/

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I go in depth on the reason aikido training tends to fall short for preparing practitioners for real violence, and some creative training ideas which are both productive and fun.

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Learning new skills follow this method to acquire competence as directly as possible.

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Aikido has come complex and easy to fail techniques. Too much so for self-defense?

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Thoughts on the letter recently sent out by the Aikikai, and the ramifications of it.

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These terms are constant source of debate about what they truly mean.

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Some important facts about and history behind the use of throws, joint locks, and strikes in aikido.

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Chokes are integral to martial arts and physical conflict, but is using them immoral?

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What is a talent hotbed, and how does it relate to your training?

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Making the most out of your practice time is a benefit to students. Being able to do this as an instructor will make your classes far more effective.

You can also make sure you are getting the most out of your own practice using this concept.

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Randori in aikido is the ultimate expression of its capabilities. This is my interest and passion, and I'm looking for like minds and people who want their aikido to include strong randori skills.

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The importance of owning your technique and your art.

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How do we know if what we are being taught is correct?

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Spotting body language which indicates aggression or that a fight is about to start is a valuable skill.

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One of the most important and most overlooked skills of the application of martial arts.

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Some observations about the martial arts online world and how it can be beneficial to the growth of martial arts, if we can get past the nonsense.

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How and why I completely overhauled my rank test criteria to better suit aikido from a self-defense perspective, and to give students a solid base in their first six months of training which would suit them on their longer martial arts journey.

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Aikido's relationship with self-defense, and its identity as a martial art. I also cover my experience with cross training to make my aikido more self-defense capable.

Tele-Summit debate: Is Aikido a Martial Art:

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