Aikido By the Bay

Cultures & Traditions

By daniel | Aug 20, 2016

As a student of Japanese traditional martial arts for over 35 years, adopting the Japanese culture in the dojo comes naturally. I have observed, however, that this is not so for everyone.   Recently, a prospective student engaged me in a line of questioning that seemed to me to be bordering on rude. When I…

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Back to School

By daniel | Aug 19, 2016

A Message For Our Aikido By the Bay Kids You Are The Future Of Aikido!   Where did the summer go? It seems like it just started, which makes it so hard to believe it’s already back-to-school time again.   We can’t help but feel a little sad that it’s over. No more late nights,…

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Becoming One With Fear!

By daniel | Aug 17, 2016

By daniel ⎪Contributed   A while back my first Aikido teacher, Michael Field Sensei told me that, “the perceived benefits of Aikido training pales in comparison to what we actually receive.” After many years of practice and life events, I can attest that this has very much been the case for myself. I initially looked into…

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