I was in a bookstore in Frankfurt and saw a book about Vietnamese food. They have a quote: "Ăn trông nồi, ngồi trông hướng." They translated into German. I asked my German friend, what that German sentence means and how he understands that sentence. No surprise, he told me that the translated version implies during […]
Is that confusing you? A video from Shibata sensei shows a way to give no information at the contact point. And more, if you are digging deeper 🙂
Learning to relax when practising Aikido is important. I never thought using a knife for relaxing, until I was taught by my teacher at Sentrum Aikido.
Learning Norwegian should be your first priority if you are moving to Norway and intending to stay in the country for few years at least. There are some options for you to start learning.
Rart! Det er min første tanke. Hvis vi aldri bruker de bokstavene, hvorfor bør vi studere dem? Men Karense Foslien at Norwegian Teaching er en veldig god lærer, kanskje har hun en grunn for det. Vi får se! Ah ha. Etter det første minuttet, erkjenner jeg at jeg var feil. Denne videoen er veldig nyttig. Plutselig husker jeg at […]
We talk a lot about the contact point in Aikido. It helps both partners to read each other. But a grip is… not just a grip. The key is the palm contact point, at least to my Aikido knowledge up to now. In training, one of my teachers, Birger Sørensen, always emphasizes the palm contact […]