Aspects of the Proper Attitude of Uke

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 !

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....
Picking The Right Martial Art School

Picking The Right Martial Art School

I thought I would share this article by From our friends at Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay! Guy express very clearly some of his thoughts for picking the right martial art school. If you are reading this article you must have some interest in the arts and maybe even in...

Books we like!

We are happy to add to these boards, let us know what books you like! Books for Tween and Teens Some should have a warning label please ask if you have any questions. Follow Aikido of Maine's board Books for Tweens and Teens on Pinterest. Books we like for children 7...
10 Reasons Martial Arts Benefit Kids

10 Reasons Martial Arts Benefit Kids

Here is post from a blog by Ken Myers that I came across and think it is worth sharing. It clearly describes key benefits of training from a parents perspective. In Aikido we would probably look at some of these in a different order. Let us know how you look at the...
The Best Self Defense is Health Defense

The Best Self Defense is Health Defense

People take up martial arts for all sorts of different reasons, and not always for the sake of self defense. Rather than just being a tool to help you in an extreme situation, martial arts can play a key role in keeping your body fit and healthy, which in the long run...
This Dojo is Solar Powered!

This Dojo is Solar Powered!

33 solar Panels will provide 98% of the dojo’s electric needs.   Over the first 25 years the systems life it will produce 250,000 kWh of energy and avoid 138 tons of heat trapping Co2 that would be purchased from traditional electric power plants.  ...
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