Author: Christopher Massey

How to dress for aikido?

In the Japanese language, the word for a uniform is Keikogi. However the majority of people today say gi. Gi in Japanese means clothing. But in the modern era, especially in the west, people use the term kimono, this is the mistake, and it is now difficult to correct it. Kimono traditionally means a garment meant for special ceremonies. In aikido instructors and students use Judo gi, which can be a single or double weave. Still, you are allowed to take Karate gi, but they are not so good for grabbing like Judo gi is. They are usually pre-bleached,...

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4 reasons to train aikido

If you are wondering if this is the type of training for you, let us give you four reasons why aikido is the way to go. Aikido is one of the most popular martial arts today in the world. It became popular thanks to the film industry and actors like Jackie Chen, Steven Segal, Bruce Lee, and many others. We abstracted four reasons why you should give aikido a chance. It can help you in real combat It is important to say that fighting in real life and sport fighting are two different things. But let us tell you...

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Discovering the Art of Aikido

One of the martial arts that has expanded from Japan to others parts of the world is Aikido. The interesting fact about this martial art is that you need to use absolutely everything: pins, joint locks or throws to neutralize the attack. You could notice that it is defensive martial art, but we shouldn’t underestimate it, it can be more than aggressive. The founder of this kind of art is Morehei Ueshiba whose philosophy is that martial art should be a source of life, not death. He added that positive perspective to dangerous martial style.  After a thorough research...

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Beginning Your Training, What Martial Art is For You?

When it comes to choosing which martial art is the best for you, the best way is to pay attention to your character, and the intention what you want to achieve. The best way is to choose the want that will help you to defeat your bad side and become a better person. Use martial art to build yourself as a person. At the beginning, it is important to know how to defend yourself, and that is the main reason why we recommend Aikido. It is an ideal solution for every beginner because it is made to teach a...

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Practicing Martial Arts Can Keep You Younger

The thing about martial arts, you probably didn’t know, is the fact it can keep you young. How is that possible? The answer is simple: Martial arts keep your body and brain active all the time. It forces you to think all the time you need to protect and defend yourself from the opponent, and you need to have a strategy. The combination of moves and the constant pressure keeps you and your brain active all the time. It is the exactly what makes you look younger and fit. Which one of martial arts is the most recommended? We...

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