Tagged: aikido

Martial Arts Nuns From The 1970s?

[content note: mention of child abuse and rape] The sisters of The Holy Family serve what is perhaps the most crime-ridden part of Philadelphia. Their orphanage is in constant danger of vandalism and burglary. In recent months several of the children...

[Link] Interview with 6th Dan Aikikai Micheline Tissier

If you haven’t heard of Micheline Tissier, today is your day.  Tissier of France is one of the first European women to advance as far in rank and influence in the world of Aikido.  Guillaume Erard, Aikido blogger, interviewed her in 2008....

Pushing Harder Isn’t Enough

When I was coming up in Hapkido, I struggled a great deal when working with opponents bigger and stronger than I was.  I had a lot to prove! I was getting messages from my instructor that women were a group...

[Vid] Stephanie Yap Sensei Making Aikido

Collection of clips of Stephanie Yap Sensei and her students working some aikido. From the Aikido Journal: This is a video that showcases the wonderful skills of Stephanie Yap Sensei of Aikido of South Florida. Her ability to blend smoothly...

How Martial Arts Taught Me To Listen

Here’s the thing about Hapkido (and Judo, and Aikido, and Jiu Jitsu):  our training simply cannot be complete without our partner, and to enjoy mutual benefit with any other person we must be able to take and give trust, and...