Aikido on Howcast – Final Thoughts

Technically this is part ten, but I thought I’d separate my final thoughts from those regarding the videos. I hope you guys have enjoyed the series so far as much as I have despite some reservations that I will get into shortly. Here are the criteria from the first post of this series that I… Continue reading Aikido on Howcast – Final Thoughts

Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Review, Part Nine

Health Benefits of Aikido Aikido Safety tips About the experts (Mike Jones, Steve Pimsler, Claire Keller) Commentary: I thoroughly enjoyed how honest Mike Jones Sensei is regarding the health benefits of Aikido. Especially telling is his mention of how Aikido is a whole body exercise rather than just strength or just stretching. My experience has been especially… Continue reading Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Review, Part Nine

Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Commentary, Part Eight

Principles of Aikido Role of Uke in Aikido Can Anyone do Aikido? Women in Aikido Commentary: Blend, extend, and lead. These are true, but I would add body-mind connection to the mix. The Principles of Aikido are hotly debated and just adding to what Mike Jones Sensei said might set off some opinions. Now I trust that my… Continue reading Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Commentary, Part Eight

Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Commentary, Part Seven

Kotegaeshi Tachi Tori Jo Tori Tanto Tori Commentary: Kotegaeshi is a lot like an old recipe handed down from your grandparents; it’s very basic, it has a long tradition, and good go-to technique if you’re stuck in a jam, yet people keep on having different ideas and ways of doing this old technique! This technique… Continue reading Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Commentary, Part Seven

Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Review, Part Six

Kaiten Nage Udekime Nage Juji Nage Sumi otoshi Summary For the Kaiten Nage, this was nicely put in less than 2 minutes. He has all the basics down to the point that someone who has little to no experience of Aikido can follow along and not be completely off if they were to go to a… Continue reading Aikido on Howcast – Feature & Review, Part Six