What is the Japanese terminology for a falling leaf break fall? For those who do not know what it looks like. From standing, you would train it by putting both hands on the floor, kicking your legs ...
I've been reading about the different styles of Aikido on wikipedia and I was wondering how popular each style is? I know that in my country the vast majority of schools teach Aikikai style (I ...
I've been doing some serious thinking on WHY i am doing martial arts. Can't get it out of my mind and that's all i've been thinking about. This all happened after a trip to Japan and Australia with ...
So what are the main, real life purposes of aikido that work? Anything specific? Short range? Long range? blocking? striking? etc? What are the most likely times one would probably use it?
I always thought of Aikido as a beautifully choreographed yoga/meditation rather than MA. Is it wrong to think that all this choreography fails in street fights or in MA? All the wrist manipulation ...