December 19, 2017

Happy 2018 from Jacques Payet Shihan, Mugenjuku Aikido

It is already the end of 2017. It is time for greetings, wishes, and resolutions! This year I’ve turned 60. In Japan, this is a special […]
May 1, 2012

Aikido Had to Be Felt

Aikido is often thought as mysterious for its effortless power. In Aikido, the goal is not to hurt another, but to unify with another in heart, […]
November 16, 2011

Aikido Ukemi Clinic – how to do a proper forward roll

Most students have trouble with ukemi – especially when it comes to the forward roll. Some smaller children tend to put their head down to support […]
June 25, 2011

“Ki no Musubi – A Meeting of Minds” by Nev Sagiba

    To Melanesians, being of “one mind,” means exactly that. And this is why the more heavily populated Niuginis never successfully invaded them for over […]
November 20, 2009

Who is the Most Important Person at the Dojo?

Go ahead and in your mind  choose a person or position at the dojo that you think is the most important one. I suggest to you […]
August 26, 2009

What do YOU do when you make a mistake?

(Note: A topic came up in class the other night and it was worth writing about it so everyone that wasn’t in class can also profit […]
June 9, 2009

Yoshinkan Aikido Overview

Morihei Uyeshiba (1883-1968) became a recognized master of aiki-jujutsu and several other arts. As he matured he became a strong proponent of non-aggression. In 1925, he […]