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The six inner directions

    The six inner directions   In this short passage about the kamae, O Sensei provides us with some crucial information for the practice of Aikido : 1.      … Open your feet in the six directions, and face the enemy in the hanmi irimi position of Aiki. – O Sensei 2.      Regarding the movement, […]

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First Separate and Then Combine

Core Learning Principle: First Separate and Then Combine The principle of breaking movements into micro-components follows an ancient Taoist principle of learning called “first separate and then combine.” First you learn to become comfortable with a specific micro-component. Next you learn and practice a second one. Then you combine both components and practice them simultaneously […]

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The Paces of Yu

The Paces of Yu, The Shaman’s Steps and Ame-no-Ukihashi The Emperor Yu is credited with many miraculous deeds, which contributed to the development of China.  These include development of systems for flood control, establishing the Xia Dynasty as well as developing and influencing the spiritual practices of Taoism today.  What we are going to focus on […]

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The Black Dragon Society

The Japanese Black Dragon Fighting Society was founded in 1901 by Uchida Ryohei who was descended from the Genyōsha. Uchida was a student of Jigaro Kano (founder of Judo) and follower of the criminal organization Genyōsha founded by Mitsuru Toyama.The Japanese Black Dragon Society name is derived from the Amur River called Heilongjiang or “Black […]

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The Black Dragon Society

The Japanese Black Dragon Fighting Society was founded in 1901 by Uchida Ryohei who was descended from the Genyōsha. Uchida was a student of Jigaro Kano (founder of Judo) and follower of the criminal organization Genyōsha founded by Mitsuru Toyama. The Japanese Black Dragon Society name is derived from the Amur River called Heilongjiang or […]