This is the story of how I met my Aikido instructor, Kato Hiroshi. He wasn’t my first Aikido instructor, but he was my last. It was a fateful moment, in Japan and I was ready to give up on my dream, to learn Aikido. I was totally defeated, the wind knocked out of me, laying …
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.
Every year I do a martial arts demonstration at the Japan Festival, and ever year someone comes up to me and says they want to take classes, and when I tell them I teach in Katy, they then ask me if I can recommend someone that’s closer to them. Well, that’s exactly what this video is about. How to choose a martial arts school that’s right for you.