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5 Ways Aikido Training Can Help Improve Your Life

Before I started training in Aikido I had spent two decades studying other forms of martial arts. Most of them were very martial which means a lot of physical contact and ultimately I could see that as my body ages I would not be able to keep up this level of intensity. I was also […]

Basic Aikido Practices

In Aikido, you will have training for both physical and mental aspects. Physical training emphasizes more on the fitness of the body and specific techniques while mental training allows you to have peace in your mind and body even under dangerous circumstances. Your training actually begins right at the door of the dojo: here you […]

Learning Humility Through Respect

Man is most humbled through a culture that has a respect for all things. There are little eccentricities when training in a dojo. It can be rather daunting to the initial beginner when already trying to just gather the basics of technique, that you then realise you are thrown into as well, a strange dialogue […]

Home Dojo – A Question of Respect and Loyalty

One very important issue discussed amongst the club membership at last Tuesday evening’s AGM was ‘home dojo’ etiquette. As Maruyama Sensei says, “Aikido is not a sport, it’s a martial art; and the dojo is not a gymnasium, it is a special place.” Our view is that our dojo and every dojo whether it is […]

The True Value of Aikido Etiquette

As training gets under way for another year, it is a timely reminder that the reason we train is to develop ourselves so we can better meet the challenges of life outside the dojo. Although learning technique is fundamental and a lot of fun, one very important aspect of Aikido training can often be overshadowed. […]

Brisbane Aikido – The Art of Peace

“The key to good technique is to keep your hands, feet and hips straight and centered. If you are centered, you can move freely. The physical center is your belly; if your mind is set there as well, you are assured of victory in any endeavour.” Morihei Ueshiba Had a tough day at work? Got […]

Griffith Aikido Brisbane – Dojo Closures This Week

Everton Hills dojo Monday 12th August – no adult or kids class because PCYC is closed Saturday 17th August – no adult or kids classes because instructors will be attending the Will Reed seminar. Nathan dojo Thursday 15th August – no adult classes because instructors will be attending the Will Reed seminar. Saturday 17th August […]