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The Aikido Awakening. A great mind body exercise A great way of life....



I came across this picture of my grandfather (on the left) deflecting an assailant brandishing a knife. I then had a flashback of my grandfather telling me that it was important for women to study Aikido. I also remember him teaching me when I was 5 years how to twist someone’s wrist if they tried to grab me. Which I have never forgotten. Be ye warned, don’t try to shake my hand.

I would like to try a new mind body excersise that doesn’t involve sweaty yoga pants. So looked for a dojo online and showed up ten minutes later.

It turns out this dojo has just reopened. And are accepting students.

Wanna join? Want more info? 808.953.0728





http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/August-2008/Waialae-Ave/The-Waialae-Dojo/A



Aikido is the art of non fighting. Blending. Hmmmm Maybe I should re-think this. I fight everything and everyone, even babies. Ok not really. I do like to debate my points though. I actually don’t know much about it but I am very intrigued. Also those black pants are superfly.

Here is a quote from the Aiki Kai

website http://www.aikikai.or.jp/eng/aikido/about.html

Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art created during the 1920s by Morihei Ueshiba (1883~1969), an expert who reached the highest level of mastery in the classical Japanese Martial Arts. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. Aikido has not competition. The goal of Aikido training is not perfection of a step or skill, but rather improving one's character according to the rules of nature.




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