Archive - May 2014

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You call that ‘Aikido?’
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True Budo
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The Value of Slow Movement with Awareness

You call that ‘Aikido?’

There are many interpretations of Ai Ki Do – some dealing more with techniques applied in combat situations through to some which focus much more on the highest levels of spiritual understanding. Aikido was the name chosen by the founder, Morihei Ueshiba or Osensei, for his art and if one encounters those who actually trained[…]

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“True Budo has no enemies. True Budo is a function of Love. Budo is not fighting or killing; it is to nourish and bring all things to fruition. Love serves as our guardian angel. Love makes it all happen. Aikido is the actualisation of Love.” – Morihei Ueshiba Osensei, founder of Aikido, from ‘The Heart of Aikido’

The Value of Slow Movement with Awareness

Ki Aikido is totally about awareness and directed attention – and it can be practised slowly. I personally practise movements slowly and then only speed up later when going for a workout or ‘realistic’ speed. Now, I will appreciate the slow work even more!   http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/body-sense/201007/slow-movement-awareness-better-exercise

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