Aikido and the art of mountain biking. Part three: Flow

Once again, I was out riding my mountain bike in the desert near my house when I was inspired to finish up this series of articles connecting riding (and other pursuits) to Aikido practice. It had been a while since I had taken my last ride, so it took me a little time to get…Read More

Aikido and “Realistic” training

Here is a link to a thread at Aikido Journal that discusses training methods and whether MMA type competition (or other high risk training) is necessary to “validate” the martial integrity of your art. http://blog.aikidojournal.com/blog/2011/07/19/martial-arts-practice-and-the-deceived-mind-by-stanley-pranin/#comment-17875   I encourage you to read it and the comments that follow.  There is a lot of good information and…Read More