Category Archives: Aikido

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

Never! But this month is a pretty tough slog. There are things going on that occupy a lot of my attention and there are two activities that I decided to add to this month which makes for a busy time. … Continue reading

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New 30/30 Set

Well, I’m back at it. I’ve done 4 poems for the Tupelo Press 30/30 and they are up, at least for the time being and before I start really revising them here. Over the next few days, I’ll post my … Continue reading

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A good article about choosing a martial art for your kid.

This morning my newsfeed directed me to this article: How to choose the best martial art for your child I was expecting something ordinary and uninspired but was pleasantly surprised by what I read. It’s not earth-shattering, but it does … Continue reading

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Safety in the Martial Arts

I read an article today.  The long and short of the story is that there is a martial arts instructor who, after years of teaching and service, he’s beginning to show signs of dementia pugilistica.  We could talk about whether … Continue reading

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A Thought About The Great Chiba Sensei

My interactions with the late Shihan, Chiba Kazuo, were small.  There were two times were he spoke directly to me.  The first was at the end of practice at a New England Aikikai seminar.  It had been a long day. … Continue reading

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Rewatching “The Last Samurai”

I’m reminded, as I rewatch “The Last Samurai,” of a story Stroud-sensei told us when the movie came out.  He saw it with his son, and his son asked something along the lines of if scene where Tom Cruise fights … Continue reading

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True Budo: A poem and thoughts on literary martial arts writing

Originally posted on Maya's and Sam's Dad:
TRUE BUDO We want to be enlightened by an emboldened, reassured, blending spirit of love and peace. So we struggle, wrestle with each other, strike each other like madmen, swirl and…

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