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“Aikido and Self-defense on the New York Subway,” by Grasshopper

Prior to moving to Manhattan, I used to live in Brooklyn, not too far from the Sheepshead Bay area. It used to be a safer neighbourhood, where you could walk home after 11pm and not run into any trouble. It has changed in the past few years as gangs moved in and crime appeared on… Read More
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Recommended reading: “Defense of the International Aikido Federation” by Peter Goldsbury

Martial Arts / Aikido : Aikido Journal Online (6 years ago)

The article below has been selected from the extensive archives of the Online Aikido Journal. We believe that an informed readership with knowledge of the history, techniques and philosophy of aikido is essential to the growth of th... Read Post

Brian Kagen pick: “Turn Social Conflict Into Consciousness” by John Maxwell Taylor

Martial Arts / Aikido : Aikido Journal Online (6 years ago)

“I call this system of spiritual self defense, “Sociological Aikido,” drawing on the fact that traditional Aikido, although developed as a martial art, is actually known as “the path of peace.” Granted that verbal conflict, innuendo... Read Post

“The Secret of Aikido” by Tom Gambell

Martial Arts / Aikido : Aikido Journal Online (6 years ago)

From East Bay Aikido” “Ah, I remember it well… The place, the time, the very moment that I was given the secret of aikido by my first teacher, Stan Pranin. It was late one night back in Monterey, CA at the Del M... Read Post


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