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Stanley Pranin interviews Hiroshi Isoyama about the Aikido Club he ran in Chitose Hokkaido beginning in 1958 ~ which was attended mostly by American Servicemen.
Articles of General Interest
New: The Three Bad Guy Templates
Is All Bad Aikido Really That Bad?
3 Essential Grappling Techniques for All Aikido Students
The Top 5 Aikido Floors I’ve Trained On and the Dojos Who Made Them
The Waning Popularity Of Ueshiba’s Aikido ~
Hokkaido 2020: My Proposal to Re-launch a Nihon Goshin Aikido Dojo in Chitose, Hokkaido Japan
The Fight I Wish I Had Finished
So You Want to Start Your Own Nihon Goshin Aikido Dojo? Do’s and Don’ts
Training Pedagogy: Finding Undiscovered Truth in Monotonous Repetition
Ukemi Nage: Leveraging Warm Ups to Maximize Training
How to Grow the Art? Multiplication Via Dojo Growth
The Tenshin Movement ~ The Lazy Man’s Way to Destroy Uke’s Balance
Training Progressions ~ Ideas to Maximize Training Time
The Pace of Play ~ Ideas to Maximize Training Time
The Push Up ~ A Necessary Function
2013 World Combat Games ~ Professionally Filmed and Commentated 90 minute Aikido Demonstration
Blending with a Realistic Attack
Finding Shikaku for kuzushi: Establishing a Position in Uke’s Blind Spot or Dead Angle to Easily Unbalance Him
Randori Training: Offer a Big, Clear Target to Uke
Martial Arts Goal Setting ~ A Tutorial
Aikido Versus Brand X: Why Controlled Fight Simulations Are So Important
Realism In Training by Gary Boaz
Pictures of 1960s Kuma Station ~ where Mr. Bowe was stationed.
Randori Training: What Do You Do When It Goes South?
The Weakness Myth: Why Failing to Train Strength Could Get You Killed
My First Foray Into Teaching Nihon Goshin Aikido
How to Start Your Own NGA Study Group!
What is a (B) Kata? Answer: “Classical Technique” by Another Name
Understanding the Language Barrier ~ The Reason We Do Not Use Japanese Terminology
The Emergence of Soft Ukemi: A new style of ukemi developed by Donavan Waite, Shihan (Aikikai), is helping an entire new generation meet the mat in a gentler fashion.
Interviews of Prominent NGA Practitioners
An Interview with Jim Giorgi, Fort Lauderdale, FL
An Interview with Joe Beckham, Greenville, SC
An Interview with John Carter, Lexington, SC
An Interview with Raliegh, NC NGA Study Group Leader, Sensei James Durand
An Interview with Bryan Winfree Irmo, SC
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The Best Aikido Documentary ~ ‘The Path Beyond Thought’ ~ By Steven Seagal
Nihon Goshin Aikido: Taking Our Training to the Street
An Akkikai Student Visits a Nihon Goshin Aikido Dojo in Queens, NY
Techniques and Their Japanese Equivalent Names (Traditional Aikido and Daityo-ryu)
The Irimi Movement ~ A Study In Centralized Destruction
Three Fall Seminars ~ A Survey of Kuzushi
The Primary NGA Stances and Movements
Why Shizentai? Why NGA begins all of their techniques in a flat stance?
The Nihon Goshin Aikido Classical Stances
Ukemi Thoughts: A List of Falls and a Proposal for When to Learn Them
How Do You Remember The Classical Techniques & Their Associated Belts?
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If you want to wear the hakama, you’ve got to be the hakama. Exhaustive Discussion on Preparing for your Sho-Dan test ~ or any of your Nihon Goshin Aikido tests.
An analysis of real fights ~ focusing on street based attacks, aikido movements, and aikido techniques in real street fights.