Simon Parkin is a radio host on BBC Somerset. In June 2018, he came to the Ki Federation of Great Britain’s Headquarters and interviewed several members about their aikido experience. This is an extract of those interviews taken from his broadcast on 20th June 2018 (9:00 to 12:00). This is audio only.
What a fantastic Aikido weekend. I’ve just come back from Headquarters and would like to thank Sensei Margaret for teaching the 7th and 8th Dan course on Saturday, and then the advanced sword course on Sunday. It has all been a wonderful, exhilarating time. I’ve also added a video. The Northampton juniors were practicing […]
Here is a great video of a Sensei Williams Course, from May 1987. It shows snippets of the course given on the occasion of the opening of the Alness dojo in Northern Scotland. It is 38 minutes in duration.
Suwari Waza is the practice of aikido from the seated (kneeling) position. This requires the ability to move around the mat while in that position. The Japanese word for this is Shikko, but we often call this knee walking – a very apt description. Here a young man from the Northampton Ki Aikido Club has the freedom of […]
The qualities that we are trying to develop as adult Ki Aikido students are equally relevant to the development of children. Self-confidence, calmness, a positive and non-aggressive outlook are all qualities that will benefit a child when dealing with other children and adults. Of course there are other benefits to Junior Aikido – don’t forget they are doing […]