Inside Nihon Goshin Aikido ~ #55
October 5, 2017
In This Issue:
Greetings Nihon Goshin Aikido Aficionado!
It is October... which for me means that I am in maximum corporate overdrive. The period beginning mid September - the first week in December, accounts for nearly 50% of my annual gross revenue. At times I wish I could "spread" out my business model, but this would lead less overall time for random aikido thinking.
Speaking of random aikido thinking ~ of which I have done quite little since mid September ~ I recently received a request to shoot a video which might combine tai-chi, boxing, and aikido into a single training platform. I figured I'd pass the request along to anyone who is interested, as I do not believe I'd be qualified to opine on such machinations. I do believe the request is most likely accommodated in the standard study of our great art.
Candy Corn. What's not to love... just saying what needs to be said at this time of year.
Interesting Videos Out There:
Here is a clip of my Sensei ~~~ holy cow that Slap to the Side of the Head coming out of the box is concussion worthy!
This is another good demo clip of Sensie MacEwen back in 1992. I think this is an awesome reference to watch over and over again.
Youtube always is worth a gander when it comes to Aikido.
Alright, well that is is for this month's edition of Inside Nihon Goshin Aikido. Now it's back to work for me! I look forward to my next issue where I can spend some more time thinking and writing on the great art we share.
Let's meet together on the mat and soon!
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This is a picture of Aikido Center of Atlanta’s sub floor.
You can see the 2x4 support frame closest to the ground.
The thin middle layer is the 1/2 inch sheet of plywood that the mat sits on.
The mat is framed in by the outside border which is a 1x2 on top. It keeps the mat in place and connects the individual plywood frames together so they stay in place.
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