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Aikido Olympics Tour of Japan

Recently I took a two week tour to Japan to train at an event I dubbed “The Aikido Olympics”.  The actual event name was the 2016 IAF Congress held in Takasaki of the Gunma prefecture in Japan.  The event happens every four years in Japan.  It was a phenomenal trip to say the least.  I […]

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Birthplace of Samurai

Introducing the Birthplace of Samurai Focus I went straight to the heart of the Samurai on a recent trip to Japan. This was primarily an Aikido training trip with some of my best friends from around the world. 14 days of intense Aikido training and some sight seeing wedged in there for good measure. We […]

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What is Sandan?

Principle Beyond Technique: The Meaning of Sandan Today’s article is of a personal nature.  You get to look behind the scenes, into the mind of the Innovative Samurai.  All candidates for the Sandan or 3rd Degree Black Belt exam must submit a concisely written essay.  The essay provides the Sensei an understanding as to where […]

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The Meaning of Samurai

 What does Samurai mean to you?Often one person may associate Samurai with war and violence and another may think of strength, code of honour and valour.Did you know that the meaning of Samurai is basically translated as “those who Serve” or “to Serve and Attend”?Yes, the Samurai trained and dedicated their lives to serving the […]

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