How to Choose your Hakama Size for Aikido, Iaido & Kendo – Comprehensive Guide

This is the fifth video of our product presentation series that we aim to be as educational as possible so you can compare and choose your equipment more easily. For this fifth one, we are guiding you through the necessary steps to choose the correct size for your Hakama. Our advice is Aikido oriented but… Continue reading How to Choose your Hakama Size for Aikido, Iaido & Kendo – Comprehensive Guide

Solo Aikido Practice for Building Muscle Memory

This video demonstrates body movements one can practice any time or place in order to build efficient muscle memory and stability to set a strong foundation for aikido techniques. It is important for one to be able to move quickly without thought when put to the test and these exercises can help achieve this goal.… Continue reading Solo Aikido Practice for Building Muscle Memory

Why the Aikido Stance is Strong

Why the Aikido stance is strong. This video explores why the aikido stance (hanmi) is a strong stance and some about how it works. Kevin sensei explains how the intersecting angles of motion give nage (person doing the technique) an advantage in the moment. Nage should constantly seek to exchange his position for a more… Continue reading Why the Aikido Stance is Strong

Handling Real Strikes with Aikido

In this video I discuss the difficulty in catching real punches and making a technique happen. In my opinion, many aikido students only experience slower, classroom striking and are surprised at how fast a real punch is thrown and withdrawn. Many students feel they are supposed to make a technique happen every time a fist… Continue reading Handling Real Strikes with Aikido