Within some Aikido circles, I have heard it be said that the jo-staff was representing a spear thus should be treated as if it had a blade at one end. This help explains uke's reactions to some of ...
When did the first women start training in Aikido? Who were they and where did they train? Who was the first female aikidoka to achieve teaching rank?
Who were the first female judo players? When did they train? Keiko Fukuda was promoted to fifth degree in 1953
The above sentence has been attributed to O'Sensei and I'd like to use it as a motto for my dojo's website. Problem: I can't find a reliable source about when/where he said this. Or a proper Japanese ...
Does anyone have any historical information about the following picture: when was it taken? Who is in the background? Where was it taken? What was the occasion?