Guest article time! This article comes from James Stapleton and is based on a Reddit thread he made of the same title. I found it particularly riveting and asked if I could edit it into a format suitable for the blog, and he generously agreed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. … Continue reading Guest Article: What Makes a Martial Art Effective?
Unified Training day at the gym! Got members from all 4 locations onto our mat and it was packed. Great to see everyone though. Techniques: Each professor, starting with mine (Bruno Frazatto) showed a mount escape. They started simple (Upa, shrimping into guard replacement) and worked into more complex (balance displacement into Single Leg X-Guard, elbow … Continue reading Mount Escape Seminar and Promotions
Recently, there was an AMA on /r/aikido with Chhi'mèd Künzang. Mr Künzang is a black belt in Aikido as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and if I say so myself it was an excellent discussion overall. I asked him a number of questions myself, and we started discussing ways to create live-resistant training with Aikido. His … Continue reading Chhi’mèd Künzang: How to add resistance within Aikido without destroying the art
Quick note preceding the article: It's been a hell of a couple of months since my surgery. After 12 weeks of rehab and a new baby (woooo!) I'm back to training and working on getting back to writing. I've had finishing this series on my mind since January so it's the first of many articles … Continue reading Aikido, Past Present and Future. Part Three: The Future of Tradition