TEACHING ON THE MAT Part two

 DEALING WITH UNWANTED “HELP” Written by Ania Small In the first part of this article, I defined teaching on the mat, or “helping”, as offering verbal or non-verbal suggestions to a training partner, when you are not a teacher of the class, and when you are not asked...

TEACHING ON THE MAT part one

UNWANTED “HELP” ON THE MAT PART ONE By Ania Small As a woman training a martial art, I’ve been on the receiving end of teaching, or what I will also call here “helping” on the mat, many times. I will define it as offering verbal or non-verbal suggestions...

Aspects of the Proper Attitude of Uke

Below is a post from our friend and Aikido teacher Dan Penrod from the other Portland! I have been thinking about this a great deal, and considering ways to help students figure out what is appropriate. ?Taking ukemi? provides students of Aikido with some of the very...

Etiquette in a martial art dojo !

The following article on Etiquette in the martial arts written by aikido historian Stanley Pranin is from Aikido Journal One of the things I like best about this?discussion of the??implied promise of the bow on the part of both sides to practice within safe bounds....

Fitness and health for Vets with PTSD

“Aikido, a tool in treating vets with CRPTSD “ First workshop is held at our dojo on April 10, 12:00pm-1:30pm Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Aikido is an effective means of dealing with aggression which does not require great strength and...
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