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Weapons in Aikido?

Do We Use Weapons in Aikido?

I’ve taken Aikido classes in Houston, Boston, San Francisco, Austin, San Antonio, Arlington  Mexico and in Tokyo, I’ve seen many different styles and systems of weapons being taught.   Essentially Aikido comes from three different arts, The Long and Short Sword, The Staff and Unarmed techniques; Kenjutsu, Jojutsu and Daitoryu Aikijuujutsu. In 1990, I trained Aikido …

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3 things to expect as a beginner in Aikido

What are the 3 things you should expect as a beginner in Aikido…

Hello, I’m Erik Calderon and I’ve been doing martial arts ever since my dad stuck me in some classes when I was 5 years old. At 20, I moved to Japan for the sole purpose of studying Aikido. I trained on average 3 to 5 hours per day. I chose Aikido because I liked it’s philosophy and I saw it as something I could do for the rest of my life.

Is Aikido useless?

Is Aikido useless?

Everyone that watched the Floyd Mayweather fight against Conor McGregor knows that MMA fighting is useless against a boxer.I wonder what would have happened if the fight had taken place in the Octagon?  Would Floyd still have won? This question leads us into the realm of rules.  What are the rules of Boxing? What are …

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Book Review: Talent is Overrated, What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everyone Else

Book Review: Talent is Overrated, What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everyone Else

I want to become a great Aikido master, a great Filmmaker, and great at money maker. Do you want to be great at something? Cody Wanner, the founder of the movement  #nosmallcreator, introduced me to Jeff Bartch of Story Greenlight. In one of his vlogs, I was introduced to a book By Geoff Colvin titled, …

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