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Articles of General Interest


NEW!  Hokkaido 2020:  My Proposal to Re-launch a Nihon Goshin Aikido Dojo in Chitose, Hokkaido Japan


New!  Real Fight Breakdowns


New!  The Fight I Wish I Had Finished


New!  So You Want to Start Your Own Nihon Goshin Aikido Dojo?  Do’s and Don’ts


New:  So You’re Testing for

Sho-Dan?


NEW!  Training Pedagogy:  Finding Undiscovered Truth in Monotonous Repetition


NEW!  Ukemi Nage: Leveraging Warm Ups to Maximize Training


NEW!  How to Grow the Art? Multiplication Via Dojo Growth


NEW!  The Tenshin Movement ~ The Lazy Man’s Way to Destroy Uke’s  Balance


Training Progressions ~ Ideas to Maximize Training Time


The Pace of Play ~ Ideas to Maximize Training Time


The Push Up ~ A Necessary Function


2013 World Combat Games ~ Professionally Filmed and Commentated 90 minute Aikido Demonstration


Blending with a Realistic Attack


Finding Shikaku for Kuzushi:  Establishing a Position in Uke’s Blind Spot or Dead Angle to Easily Unbalance Him


Randori Training:  Offer a Big, Clear Target to Uke


Martial Arts Goal Setting ~ A Tutorial


Aikido Versus Brand X:  Why Controlled Fight Simulations Are So Important


Realism In Training by Gary Boaz


The Hakama ~ Marketing Savy


Pictures of 1960s Kuma Station ~ where Mr. Bowe was stationed.


Randori Training:  What Do You Do When It Goes South?


The Weakness Myth:  Why Failing to Train Strength Could Get You Killed


My First Foray Into Teaching Nihon Goshin Aikido


How to Start Your Own NGA Study Group!


What is a (B) Kata?  Answer: “Classical Technique” by Another Name


Why Shizentai? Why NGA begins all of their techniques in a flat stance?


The Nihon Goshin Aikido Classical Stances


Ukemi Thoughts:  A List of Falls and a Proposal for When to Learn Them


Understanding the Language Barrier ~ The Reason We Do Not Use Japanese Terminology


The Emergence of Soft Ukemi:  A new style of ukemi developed by Donavan Waite, Shihan (Aikikai), is helping an entire new generation meet the mat in a gentler fashion.


Interviews of  Prominent NGA Practitioners


An Interview with Jim Giorgi, Fort Lauderdale, FL


An Interview with Joe Beckham, Greenville, SC


An Interview with John Carter, Lexington, SC


An Interview with Raliegh, NC NGA Study Group Leader, Sensei James Durand


An Interview with Bryan Winfree Irmo, SC


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An Akkikai Student Visits a Nihon Goshin Aikido Dojo in Queens, NY


Techniques and Their Japanese Equivalent Names (Traditional Aikido and Daityo-ryu)



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