Entries by admin

Shukan News 14th Mar

Monday 14th March 2011 If you have any contribution for the Shukan News (story, photograph, video), please send it via email to gary@garyweigh.com 1. AGM at 8pm this Thursday evening 17th March A final reminder that our AGM will be held at 8pm this coming Thursday evening 17th March, after an early finish to class. […]

Michael Williams Sensei

Michael Williams Sensei is Chief Instructor of Aikido Yuishinkai international. Australian Aikidoists are incredibly fortunate to have Williams Sensei residing in South east Queensland and soon to be living permanently to Northern NSW. At Griffith Aikido Institute, we were very pleased to have Williams Sensei teach at our school once a week for most of […]

Kamiza the seat of honour

Just as we would seat an honoured guest at the head of the table in our house, we honour the heritage of Aikido and our lineage by creating a seat of honour inside our dojo. The Japanese word is Kamiza. Its position inside the dojo reflects the notion that it is the highest or top […]

Shukan News 7th Mar

Monday 7th March 2011 If you have any contribution for the Shukan News (story, photograph, video), please send it via email to gary@garyweigh.com 1. Management Committee Nominations Just a reminder that our AGM will be held at 8pm on Thursday evening 17th March, after an early finish to class. Nominations for Management Committee positions close […]

Where do life’s attacks come from?

Comparing martial arts in Brisbane? Every now and again I read yet another article about martial art comparisons and which martial art is the most effective. Of particular irritation is the assertion that the non-confrontational arts like aikido are useless in a cage or on the street. I have two points to make here. Firstly, […]

Shukan News 28th Feb

Monday 28th February 2011 If you have any contribution for the Shukan News (story, photograph, video), please send it via email to gary@garyweigh.com 1. Notice of Annual General Meeting The annual general Meeting (AGM) of Griffith Aikido Institute Inc. will be held on Thursday evening 17th March 2011. As is our custom, the class on […]

What is self defence?

After being involved with Aikido for some years and running associated self defence courses from time to time, it has become clear to me that the term ‘self defence’ has different meanings to different people. When standing on the outside looking in, many younger males interpret the term ‘self defence’ as learning to fight. Some […]

March Beginner’s Course starts Tues 1st

BEGINNER’S COURSE STARTS TUESDAY 1st MARCH 2011 If you are looking for martial arts Brisbane, then give Aikido a try at Griffith Aikido. Arrive at 6.30pm next Tuesday evening at our NATHAN dojo Enjoy your 4-week introduction to the Art of Peace. Quiet location, plenty of parking! For directions go to http://www.griffithaikido.com.au/locations/ What is Aikido? […]

Shukan News 21st Feb

Monday 21st February 2011 If you have a contribution for the Shukan News (story, photograph, video), please send it via email to gary@garyweigh.com 1. Interesting translation in Japan Here is an interesting English translated sign posted on the door of a Japanese restaurant in Kyoto. 2. The thrill and excitement of Sumo Wrestling When I […]