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How To Train For A Million Years, Part 2

This the second part of a two-part article, “How To Train For A Million Years.” You can read the first part of the article here. As human beings, we have a finite amount of time

How To Train For A Million Years, Part 1

No matter how diligently or how long you train in your chosen martial art, you face one unavoidable fact: the total amount of progress you can make, the absolute amount that you can possibly learn

¿Que crea un increíble maestro de Aikido?

Recientemente, me propuse revisar algunos videos de lo que las personas parecen considerar como demostraciones “increíbles” de maestros de Aikido. Mi objetivo simplemente era observar que atributos tenían en común, que características inspiran a personas

Seminar: Sensei Robert Deppe, Memorial Day 2018

On May 25-27 (2018), please join us for a special seminar with Sensei Robert Deppe. Sensei Deppe is one of the top instructors in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. He holds the rank of rokudan (6th degree

2018-02-02 Seminar: Sensei Bruce Bookman

On February 2-4 (2018), please join us for a special seminar with Sensei Bruce Bookman. Participation is limited to the first 30 people that register with payment.  If you would like to pay by check, please

What Makes An Amazing Aikido Teacher?

Recently, I set out to review a lot of videos of what people seem to be holding up as “amazing aikido” teachers and demonstrations.  My goal was simply to observe what attributes they had in

Multiple Attacker Tactics

I have spent the last ten years experimenting with and developing a system of tactics for multiple attacker situations (randori, or “taninzugaki”).  My objectives included building clear building block concepts (principles) tied to terminology and

Student Retention Lessons from Behavioral Wellness Theory

One of the biggest problems that doctors have faced since the dawn of medicine has been “patient compliance” – encouraging patients to follow through with courses of treatment, medicine, physical therapy, and lifestyle change that