Aiki The Martial Concept

Aiki: The Martial Art Concept That All Martial Artists Should Know About Aiki (合 氣) literally means ‘Join Energy’ or ‘One Energy’. It is a fusion of two energies or forces or momentum into one. Aiki is a Japanese budō term, that allows a conditioned practitioner to negate or redirect an opponent’s energy, force, or …

Is Aikido a ‘Weapons Art’?

If Aikido Works Like a Sword, Then is it a ‘Weapons Art’? A ‘Weapons Art’ uses a weapon or weapons (Eg Sword, Staff, Shinai, Etc) in martial practice. Popular examples are Arnis (Filipino Martial Art) and Kendo (Japanese Martial Art of Fencing). Aikido is based on the arts of the sword and staff. So is it …

Conversations About Aikido

An Honest Conversation About Aikido by Crom Salvatera (Sydney) and Aries Supremo (Manila) Two veteran Aikido and martial art instructors have an honest conversation about Aikido. Crom Salvatera Sensei (Good Aikido Martial Art Sydney) and Aries Supremo Sensei (Dojo Supremo) both uchideshi from Iwama, talk about things that worked and doesn’t work in Aikido. This …

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