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Daftar Dojo AIKIDO

Posted by shizendojomalang on March 25, 2006

Berikut ini adalah daftar tempat latihan aikido yang ada di Indonesia yang kami unduh dari sumber aslinya di http://www.aikidosolo.8m.com/daftardojo.htm. Untuk informasi lebih lengkapnya silahkan berkunjung ke http://www.aikidosolo.8m.com/.

Pulau Jawa

 

Dojo: Aikido Aikikai Muara Karang Address: Pantai Indah Kapuk – Mediterrania Family Sport Club; Jakarta 14450 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Hakim, 3rd dan Phone: (062) (021) 663-0032 Fax: (062) (021) 667-8718 Schedule: F 6:30-8:30pm; Su 4-6pm E-mail: dojodomo@yahoo.com URL: http://go.to/poweraikido Style: Aikikai Affiliation: YAI Indonesia Last Updated: July 20th, 2002 by dojodomo@yahoo.com

Dojo: Aikido Financial Club Address: Fitness Ctr, Graha Niaga Bldg, Jln Jend. Sudirman; Jakarta 12190 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Robaga, 2nd dan Phone: 62.21.2505190 Schedule: MW 7-8:30pm E-mail: lnabadiano@hotmail.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: YAI/IAF Last Updated: January 30th, 2002

Dojo: Aikido Manggarai Dojo – Jakarta Address: Gedung Serba Guna Komplek Garuda, Jln. Manggarai Selatan IX Jaka; Jakarta 12840 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Desty Liza R, 2nd dan; Robaga, 1st dan Phone: (62.21) 8303036 ; (62.21) 8299498 Fax: (62.21) 8356595 Schedule: TuTh 7-9pm E-mail: rg_simanjuntak@hotmail.com Style: Yayasan Indonesia Aikikai Affiliation: International Aikido Federation Last Updated: November 28th, 1998

Dojo: Aikikai Indonesia Address: Kemanggisan; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Instructors: Chris S. M, 2nd dan Schedule: WF 7-9pm; Su 8-10am E-mail: irawansg@usa.net Style: Traditional Aikido Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: October 12th, 1997

Dojo: Atma Jaya Aikido Club Address: Jl. Jenderal Sudirman kav.51, South Jakarta,Indonesia; Jakarta 12390 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Ivan, 3rd dan; Amir, 2nd dan; Indra, 1st dan; Edi, 1st dan Phone: 62-21-5703306 Fax: 62-21-5708811 Schedule: Su 11:30am; WF 4:30pm E-mail: aikido_seminar@yahoo.com URL: http://www.geocities.com/seminar_aikido Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu, USAF Last Updated: July 8th, 2002 by do_way@kompascyber.com

Dojo: BMC Aikido Dojo Address: JL.Cempaka Putih Tengah 31/3; Jakarta Pusat 10440 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Dede Lesmana, 4th dan Phone: ++62 (21) 3147391 Schedule: WSa 4-6pm; Su 9-11am E-mail: bmcaikido@hotmail.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Aikikai Last Updated: August 19th, 2002 by bmcaikido@hotmail.com

Dojo: Bulungan Aikido Dojo Address: GOR Bulungan, Jl. Bulungan; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Schedule: WF 4-6pm, 6:30-8:30pm; Sa 3-4pm, 4-6pm; Su 4-6pm E-mail: espagoes@satelindo.co.id URL: http://members.tripod.com/~jakarta_aikikai Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Yayasan Aikikai Indonesia, Hombu Last Updated: November 1st, 1999

Dojo: Cilandak Sport Center Aikido Dojo Address: Executive Club, Cilandak Sport Center, Jl. Arteri TB Simatupang; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Instructors: Dedy Tarmizi, 1st dan Phone: (62)(021) 750 1960 Schedule: Sa 3-4:30pm; Su 10-11:30am E-mail: Lucky@ptmultidata.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Pusat Aikido PTIK, Aikikai Hombu Last Updated: March 11th, 2002 by Lucky@ptmultidata.com

Dojo: Dojo Universitas Indonesia Address: Kampus Baru UI Depok; Depok Country: Indonesia Instructors: Eka Machdi, 1st dan Schedule: TuW 4-6pm; Sa 10am-12pm E-mail: dojoui@egroups.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: February 2nd, 2001

Dojo: Dojo Universitas Pelita Harapan Address: Gedung B, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Lippo Karawaci; Tangerang 15811 Country: Indonesia Contact: Iriawan Kamal Thalib Instructors: Hakim, 3rd dan Phone: (062)(0811)983325 Schedule: TuT: 4-6pm E-mail: daijishin@hotmail.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Yayasan Indonesia Aikikai, Honbu Last Updated: July 26th, 2002 by kamal@mweb.co.id

Dojo: Hilton Executive Club Address: Hilton Hotel, Jl. Gatot Subroto; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Instructors: Ganamurti, 1st dan Phone: (062)(021)570-3600 Schedule: MF 7:30-9pm Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Yayasan Aikido Indonesia, Hombu Last Updated: May 30th, 1999 Dojo: IBII Aikido Club Address: Stie IBII, Jl. Yos Sudarso Kav 87, Sunter, Jakarta Utara;Jakarta 14350 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Iwan, 1st dan; Steve, 1st dan; Kurmanto, 1st dan URL: http://www.geocities.com/ibiiaikidoclub Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Yayasan Indonesia Aikikai Last Updated: November 14th, 2001

Dojo: PTIK Dojo Address: Jl. Tirtayasa Raya; Jakarta Selatan 12520 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Haznul, 2nd dan Phone: (62) 811 805951 Schedule: MWF 7-9pm E-mail: Yarring@hotmail.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: August 20th, 2000

Dojo: White Dojo Address: Golf Apartment Club House-Pondok Indah; Jakarta 12310 Country: Indonesia Instructors: J. Poetiray; Ganamurti; Murry Schedule: MW 7:30pm E-mail: aikidopi@antionline.com URL: http://www.aikidopi.8m.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Indonesia Aikikai Foundation (Hombu Dojo – Japan) Last Updated: March 15th, 2001

Dojo: Lebak Bulus Aiki Dojo (KBAI) Address: Kompleks PU, Lebak Bulus; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Instructors: Benny P. Soeryatama, 2nd dan Schedule: Su 10-11:30am E-mail: prawira@bppn.go.id URL: http://www.geocities.com/aikido4harmony Style: Aikikai Affiliation: KBAI [?] Last Updated: June 4th, 2002 by prawira@bppn.go.id

Dojo: Aikido Indonesia Address: Jl. Pinang Ranti No. 19; Jakarta 13560 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Ir. Ferdiansyah Phone: 62-21-910 4901 Fax: 62-21-87796141 E-mail: ferdiansyah@aikidoindonesia.com URL: http://www.aikidoindonesia.com Last Updated: June 22nd, 2002 by webmaster@aikidoindonesia.com

Dojo: BINUS Aiki Dojo (KBAI) Address: JL. Rawa Belong 2, Bina Nusantara University; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Contact: Jl. Nirbaya No.19 ; Rt 16/02 ; Pinang Ranti-Makasar ; Jkt 13560 Instructors: Djoni Sartono, 2dn dan Phone: (62-21) 910 4901 Schedule: TuF 6:30-8pm E-mail: djonis@writeme.com URL: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/1036/kbai.htm Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: November 4th, 1998

Dojo: STEKPI Aiki Dojo Address: Jl. T.M.P Kalibata; Jakarta Selatan 12450 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Kartiko, 1st dan Phone: +628161145171 E-mail: tiktok97@yahoo.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: KBAI, Aikido Indonesia Last Updated: July 19th, 2002 by tiktok97@yahoo.com

Dojo: GMSB Kuningan Aiki DOJO (KBAI) Address: JL. HR Rasuna Said, Kuningan, Pasar Festival Hall C, JKT Pusat; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Contact: Jl. Nirbaya No.19 ; Rt 16/02 ; Pinang Ranti-Makasar ; Jkt 13560 Instructors: Charles R.A., 1st dan Phone: (62-21) 910 4901 Schedule: WF 7-9pm E-mail: djonis@writeme.com URL: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/1036/kbai.htm Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: November 4th, 1998

Dojo: GOR Grogol Aiki Dojo (KBAI) Address: JL. Dr. Semeru, GOR Grogol, JKT Barat; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Contact: Jl. Nirbaya No.19 ; Rt 16/02 ; Pinang Ranti-Makasar ; Jkt 13560 Instructors: Heru, 1st dan Phone: (62-21) 910 4901 Schedule: TuF 7-9pm E-mail: djonis@writeme.com URL: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/1036/kbai.htm Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: November 4th, 1998

Dojo: GOR Tanjung Duren Aiki Dojo (KBAI) Address: JL. Tj. Duren Barat V, GOR Tanjung Duren, JKT Barat; Jakarta Country: Indonesia Contact: Jl. Nirbaya No.19 ; Rt 16/02 ; Pinang Ranti-Makasar ; Jkt 13560 Instructors: Aria Afriandi, 1st dan Phone: (62-21) 910 4901 Schedule: TuF 7-9pm E-mail: djonis@writeme.com URL: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/1036/kbai.htm Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: November 4th, 1998

Dojo: Aikido Bandung Dojo Address: Jl. Pajajaran; Bandung Country: Indonesia Instructors: Rudi, 2nd dan Schedule: MWF 4-6pm; TuTh 6:30-8:30pm; Su 7-10am E-mail: unang@aikidomail.com URL: http://aikidobdg.tripod.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Aikikai Hombu Dojo Last Updated: August 23rd, 2000

Dojo: Institut Aikido Indonesia Jepang Address: 46 Jl. Setiabudi; Bandung Country: Indonesia Instructors: Atsushi Yamada, 4th dan; John Kuo, 1st dan Phone: 62-22-203-5000 Fax: 62-22-203-5958 Schedule: TuTh 7-8:30pm E-mail: kopi_luak@hotmail.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Aikikai Malaysia Last Updated: September 28th, 2001

Dojo: Parahyangan Address: Universitas Parahyangan; Bandung Country: Indonesia Instructors: Agus, 2nd dan; Merdi, 1st dan; Schedule: MWF 4-6pm; Sun 8-10am Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Aikikai Hombu [?] Last Updated: February 19th, 2002

Dojo: Aikido Aikikai Semarang Address: Jl. Sidodadi (SMA YSKI); Semarang 5000 Country: Indonesia Contact: Jl. Kelengan Kecil No. 5 Semarang – 50133 Instructors: Petrus Hamdani, 2nd dan Schedule: MWF 7-9pm E-mail: aikido-semarang@usa.net Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: December 1st, 1999

Dojo: Aikido Aikikai Indonesia Address: Jl. Mpu Tantular No. 3 A, B, C; Semarang 50000 Country: Indonesia Contact: Jl. Kelengan Kecil No. 5 Semarang Instructors: Petrus Hamdani, 2nd dan Phone: (62-24) 546586, 62811298010 Fax: (62-24) 520176 Schedule: MWF 7-9pm Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Aikikai Last Updated: May 29th, 2000

Dojo: Graha Santika Reshinkan Dojo Address: Graha Santika Hotel, Jl. Pandaran; Semarang Country: Indonesia Contact: Jl Kartini Raya 24 A, Semarang Instructors: Hermawan Prabowo, 2nd dan; Lila Anggraini W, 1st dan Schedule: M-Th 7:30pm E-mail: reshinkan_dojo@yahoo.com Style: Nishio Affiliation: Aikikai [?] Last Updated: October 14th, 2002 by reshinkan_dojo@yahoo.com

Dojo: Rin Sui Kan (HQ) – Keluarga Aikido Sarutahiko Indonesia Address: Majapahit 606; Semarang Country: Indonesia Contact: han-han@softhome.net Instructors: Watanabe Shokoo, 5th dan; Hadi Kh, 1st dan Phone: 62243520857 Fax: 62243568068 Schedule: TuTh 5-7pm Sa 2-4pm E-mail: aikido_smg@softhome.net URL: http://www.aikido_smg.vze.com Style: Nishio Affiliation: Aikikai Hombu [?] Last Updated: May 29th, 2002 by han-han@softhome.net

Dojo: Dojo Aiki – Solo Address: Jl. Kebalen No.3; Solo 62-57125 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Alan Sarwono, 2nd dan Phone: 62-271-723662 Schedule: SuTuWF 7-9pm E-mail: bambangaiki@yahoo.com URL: http://www.aikidosolo.8m.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: YIA (Yayasan Indonesia Aikikai) Last Updated: March 25th, 2002 by aikido_solo@yahoo.com

Dojo: Janti Sho Hei Kan Address: Jl. Adi Sucipto km 7 no 208 (Ayam Goreng Suharti); Jogjakarta 55221 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Agus Hermawan 1st dan; Lesmana, 1st dan Phone: 818265074 Fax: 274510512 E-mail: agusu_banzai@yahoo.com URL: http://www.geocities.com/aikido_jogja Style: Nishio Style Affiliation: Aikikai Last Updated: December 8th, 2001 Dojo:

Dojo Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta Address: Hall Olahraga, Kampus Mrican, Univ. Sanata Dharma; Yogyakarta Country: Indonesia Instructors: Teguh Juwono, 1st dan Schedule: MTh 4-6pm E-mail: teguh@aikido.zzn.com Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Aikikai Last Updated: September 18th, 2002 by teguh@aikido.zzn.com

Dojo: Dojo Atma Jaya Yogyakarta Address: Fakultas Teknik, Univ. Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Jl. Babarsari 44; Yogyakarta Country: Indonesia Instructors: Eduard Rusdianto, 1st dan Phone: 62-816681729 Schedule: WF 7pm E-mail: eduard@mail.uajy.ac.id Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Aikikai Last Updated: September 19th, 2002 by eduard@mail.uajy.ac.id

Dojo: AI KI and BOW Friendship Training Address: Surabaya Country: Indonesia Instructors: Prawira Widjaya URL: http://www.geocities.com/aikido_bow Affiliation: Aiki Wago International Friendship Training Association Last Updated: November 14th, 2001

Pulau Sumatera

 

Dojo: BPD Aikido Sumatera Utara Address: Jalan Putri Merak Jingga No.3 Gedung PJKA; Medan 20000 Country: Indonesia Phone: 061-4147785 Fax: 061-4147782 E-mail: aikidosumut@yahoo.com URL: http://back.to/aikido Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Yayasan Indonesia Aikikai Last Updated: August 9th, 2002 by budi4u@yahoo.com Dojo: Seigi Dojo Medan Address: Jl. Merak Jingga No.3; Medan Country: Indonesia Contact: Klinik Anugrah Ibu, Jl. Nibung Raya No. 28 Medan Instructors: Riki N. Sagala, 1st dan Phone: 061-4147785 Fax: 061-4147782 Schedule: MWThr 8-9:30pm; Su 4-6pm E-mail: seigidojo@yahoo.com URL: http://back.to/aikido Last Updated: August 9th, 2002 by johan_cong@astaga.com

Pulau Bali & Sumbawa

 

Dojo: Dojo Samurai Address: Jl. Tukal Gangga 8; Denpassar, Bali 80225 Country: Indonesia Instructors: Rai Wibawa Phone: (62) 361-240863 Fax: (62) 361-240862 Schedule: TuThSu 6:30-8pm; MWF 6-7am Style: Aikikai Last Updated: July 3rd, 2001 Pulau Sumbawa

Dojo: Sumbawa Besar Address: JL. Udang 12; Sumbawa Besar Country: Indonesia Instructors: A. Aziz, 3rd dan Phone: 62 0371 21166 Style: Aikikai Affiliation: Hombu Last Updated: March 9th, 1999.

80 Responses to “Daftar Dojo AIKIDO”

  1. dear admin blog aikido malang,

    mohon jika anda hendak posting konten yang berasal dari sumber lain yang bukan tulisan anda sendiri, cantumkanlah asal naskah, sumber tersebut.

    pada list dojo ini, anda mengambil dari http://www.aikidosolo.8m.com, pada link daftar dojo (http://www.aikidosolo.8m.com/daftardojo.htm),tetapi anda tidak mencantumkan sumbernya.

    sebenarnya saya tidak keberatan untuk kontennya di posting ulang ke situas aikido manapun, namun tolong anda sebutkan sumbernya bila bukan anda sendiri yang mencari sumber tersebut.

    best regards

    bambangaiki@yahoo.com

  2. Dear Yth. Sensei Bambang Ali Utomo,

    Sebelumnya kami sampaikan terima kasih atas kunjungannya di situs yang ala kadarnya ini.

    Sehubungan dengan posting “DI MANA BERLATIH AIKIDO ?” di halaman ini, perlu kami(baca : admin) jelaskan asal muasal dimuatnya tulisan tersebut. Tulisan ini dimuat pada saat awal-awal dibuatnya website ini, dimana kami masih sangat awam dan belajar tentang dunia “posting-memposting” dan tulisan ini kami peroleh berupa file kiriman disket dari salah satu rekan kami sesama penggemar aikido untuk bahan website yang akan dibuat (saat itu). Singkat cerita, kami langsung mengupload tulisan tersebut dan tanpa mengecek ulang (cross check) sumber tulisan tersebut. Ternyata tulisan pada file tersebut kurang mencantumkan link /sumber asli si penulis “list dojo”. Disinilah ketergesaan kami dan keawaman kami untuk fardhu mencantumkan sumber awal tulisan tersebut. Tidak ada maksud untuk menghilangkan hak dari penulis yang asli dalam mencantumkan sumber tulisan. Hal ini murni disebabkan ketidaktahuan admin tentang sumber asal tulisan yang asli.
    Untuk itu dengan segenap kerendahan hati, admin secara pribadi mohon maaf kepada penulis asli atas ketidaktahuan kami.
    Selanjutnya telah kami perbaiki link dan sumber tulisan sebagaimana tertulis ulang posting di atas.

    Terima kasih atas bimbingan dan kemurahan hati Sensei atas tidakkeberatannya tulisan “list dojo” diposting ulang di website ini.

    best regards,

    hengky lesmana.
    admin.

  3. bambang ali said

    salam aikidoka indonesia,

    Mohon bantuan aikidoka seluruh indonesia.
    Saya sedang mengembangkan sebuah platform situs aikido
    independen.Situs tersebut masih prototipe, sehingga belum saya taruh
    di hosting dan nama domain yang sesuai dengan nama
    situs tersebut.

    Anda bisa kunjungi alamat sementara situs ini pada
    http://www.udomat. com/bambangaiki

    Situs ini bernama bambangaiki. com.

    situs ini tidak mengatasnamakan, berdiri di pihak, atau mewakili suatu
    organisasi formal aikido di Indonesia. siapa saja boleh menjadi member
    teregistrasi, baik praktisi aikido (tidak memandang organisasi apapun
    yang diwakili atau tempat seseorang bergabung), praktisi bela diri
    lain, atau orang awam yang tidak mengenal bela diri.

    platform situs ini dirancang sebagai situs untuk bertukar informasi,
    saling kirim artikel,saling bertukar gambar, video, bahkan e-book. ke
    depan, kemungkinan akan dikembangkan fitur forum, dimana setiap member
    bisa membahas topik tertentu, dan pilihan topik bisa dipilih dari
    serangkaian topik diskusi yang dilempar oleh moderator.

    1. Konten situs

    _a_ artikel. artikel dibagi menjadi 3 kategori. (1) artikel yang
    ditulis oleh pengelola bambangaiki. com, (2) artikel sumbangan penulis
    lokal (indonesia), (3) artikel saduran, yang diambil dari situs manca,
    diterjemahkan ke bahasa indonesia, disertai informasi penulis asli,
    dan alamat situs dimana artikel dimuat.

    Saya sangat mengharapkan bantuan rekan-rekan untuk menyumbangkan
    tulisan ke bambangaiki. com

    _b_ gambar. gambar berisi kegiatan-kegiatan aikido di Indonesia, dan
    saya sangat berharap rekan-rekan berkenan menyumbang gambar untuk di
    publish di bambangaiki. com

    _c_ Video. Video ini berisi kegiatan aikido di Indonesia atau tehnik.
    (dalam prototype tersebut, saya memakai platform video streaming FLV,
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    2. Konten berita.

    Konten berita akan berisi kilasan berita tentang peristiwa kegiatan
    aikido yang sudah berjalan atau akan direncanakan untuk dilangsungkan
    seperti kegiatan seminar, gashuku, ujian kenaikan tingkat, kedatangan
    sihan dan lain sebagainya.

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    berita untuk daerah JaBoTaBek, Solo, Jogjakarta, Semarang, Malang, Lampung, Medan,
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    Saya berharap, ke depan, bambangaiki. com bisa menjadi acuan informasi
    aikido di indonesia atau menjadi library multimedia online aikido
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  4. terima kasih atas info dari sensei bambang.

    saya sendiri sementara ini seorang blogger.

    bila nanti site tersebut sudah online, dengan senang hati saya akan membantu terutama dalam hal publikasi– hanya sebatas itu sementara yang saya bisa. karena pengetahuan saya sendiri tentang aikido masih sangat minim.

    tapi selama saya bisa, saya akan membantu dengan senang hati🙂

  5. #3 :
    Dear Yth. Sensei Bambang Ali Utomo,

    Kami sangat mendukung dan insya Allah akan membantu sesuai dengan kemampuan dan kapasitas kami.

    Semoga lekas terwujud.

    Best regards,
    Komunitas Shizen Dojo Malang

  6. aris said

    Salam Aikidoka,

    Kenapa ga ada alamat dojo dari Takiotoshi Nagare Budokan, padahal ini adalah dojo resmi afiliasi dari Kobayashi Dojo Japan. (Web resmi http://www.aikido.web.id) Mohon di update lagi demi perkembangan aikido di Indonesia, Thx

  7. Hengky Lesmana said

    Mas Firman, bisa minta tolong tanggapan atas masukan dari Sdr. Aris?

  8. seseorang said

    bleh kah saya membrikan opini saya

    krna takiotoshi nagare budokan bukan satu2nya dojo resmi dri jepang yang ada di Indonesia, masih ada banyak misalnya KBAI.IAI YIA.dll

    hanya itu yang bisa saya jelaskan sekian dan trim’s

  9. Andri said

    salam kenal, saya mau bertanya mengapa daftar dojo AIKIDO REFLOW Club tidak ada dalam daftar nama dojo? setau saya Club ini banyak mendominasi di youtub. dan setau sya club reflow aikido jg salah satu club yang berafiliasi dengan Kobayashi Dojo JAPAN. Thanks

  10. Bagus P said

    boleh saya kasih sedikit tambahan,
    takiotoshi adalah grup aikido yang lebih mengutamakan seni, bukan beladirinya. ini telah dapat dilihat dari performance saat tampil di depan umum. jadi menurut saya grup ini lebih cocok sebagai seni dan tidak cocok disebut sebagai beladiri.selain takiotoshi(muri) ada juga grup lain spt: bens dojo (benyy), aikido reflow(anto), red aiki(doni), grup billy(billy) dan taro medan grup(taro). yang semuanya adalah afiliasi dari kobayashi dojo.

  11. ndeklaimber said

    well,

    seni beladiri, seni dan beladiri, dua kata yang sering dipakai bersamaan. beladiri yang awalnya merupakan teknik bertarung (baca: mengalahkan lawan), dan karena perkembangan peradaban manusia maka pada masa kini lebih banyak dimaknai sebagai sebuah seni namun tanpa meninggalkan esensi beladirinya. pemaknaan sebuah beladiri sebagai beladiri saja, atau sebagai seni saja, atau bahkan sebagai seni beladiri merupakan hak bagi setiap penikmat dan penggiat beladiri, karena hal ini sudah masuk dalam ranah keyakinan diri.

    dus,
    karena takiotoshi nagare budokan (http://aikido.web.id) memiliki afiliasi langsung dengan aikido kobayashi dojo japan, maka menurut saya tetap saja takiotoshi adalah sebuah beladiri. mengapa? karena segala teknik yang diajarkan adalah sesuai dengan silabus yang dikeluarkan oleh aikido kobayashi dojo japan, termasuk di dalamnya style teknik kobayashi yang terkenal halus, flowing, mengalir. mungkin karena style-nya yang demikian, banyak orang yang melihatnya terlalu indah untuk sebuah beladiri. apalagi dengan adanya materi pengajaran menggunakan senjata (jo, ken, tanto) dengan porsi yang lumayan banyak menjadikan style aikido takiotoshi nagare budokan semakin terlihat indah.

    fyi,
    sejauh yang saya tahu, organisasi aikido di indonesia yang terafiliasi ke aikido kobayashi dojo japan:
    – ben’s dojo aikido kobayashi (benny)
    – takiotoshi nagare budokan (mury)
    – indonesia aikido federation (billy)
    – aikido sumatra utara (taro)
    selain organisasi di atas maka organisasi lainnya merupakan sub atau menggabungkan diri dengan empat organisasi tersebut untuk link ke aikido kobayashi dojo japan.

    cmiiw, tanpa bermaksud menggurui.

  12. Firmansyah said

    Dear friends all aikidoka,

    Berbagai jenis keragaman organisasi aikido di Indonesia
    menunjukkan bahwa aikido sebagai bela diri yang mendapat
    perhatian dan minat yang besar dari masyarakat Indonesia.
    Terlepas apapun organisasi yang kita ikuti, hendaknya tujuan
    kita dalam berlatih aikido lah yang membuat persaudaraan dalam keragaman ini menjadi semakin erat.

    Mengenai daftar dojo yang ada diweblog ini mungkin belum
    lengkap, karena admin mengambil data yang didaftarkan di organisasi YIA pada website yang telah dulu ada. Pertimbangannya karena website aikido lainnya telah memuat alamat dojo-dojo lain yang belum ada disini, sehingga harapannya adalah weblog ini bisa melengkapi atau menambahkan informasi alamat dojo yang belum ada di website aikido lainnya.

    Hendaknya dengan banyaknya weblog dan website aikido
    Indonesia ini menjadi wadah yang tepat bagi pembaca untuk
    mendapat informasi tentang aikido di Indonesia, jika pada salah
    satu website belum ditemukan apa yang dicari maka pembaca
    bisa mencarinya diwebsite aikido lainnya, sehingga keberadaan
    weblog dan website dapat saling melengkapi. Jadi tidak masalah
    jika diweblog ini ada daftar dojo lainnya yang belum dimasukkan, karena pembaca masih bisa mencarinya diwebsite lainnya yang lebih banyak daftarnya.

    Semoga para pembaca bisa memakluminya dan terus aktif memberi
    masukan yang membangun.
    Arigatou Gozaimashta

  13. djoko said

    Dojo Aikido Surabaya di mana ya?

  14. basithaoke said

    Indosat Surabaya Dojo Jl. Kayoon 72, Surabaya – Jawa Timur’ 0888 812 8193 Lukman Tuesday 19:00-20:30 Lukman Institution

  15. basithaoke said

    Instructor: Chief Prawira Widjaya
    Style: Scientific Aikido – LOVING HE
    Country: Indonesia
    Address:
    Rungkut Asri Barat 10 / 30
    Surabaya, East Java 60293
    Phone: 62-31-8700076
    Website: http://www.geocities.com/he_bagus/
    Email: lovinghe@gmail.com

  16. Bagus P said

    tapi menurut yang saya lihat secara pribadi karena terlalu lembut dan indahnya jadi tidak kelihatan seperti beladiri. saya lebih condong melihat sebagai jenis dari tarian atau dance.maaf bukan bermaksud menyinggung!!! tapi bro yang sy tau banyak juga yang keras dan tidak lembut. saya hanya tau kobayashi dojo dijakarta hanya takiotoshi, bens-dojo, aikido reflow, dan bandung dojo. sy tau karena saya banyak melihatnya di youtube. jadi kaya ndeklaimber harus rajin browsing kali yah.

  17. sAs said

    aikido surabaya, dimana yak?

  18. deeto said

    klo mo latihan aikido di surabaya dmn????

    klo ada yg tau tlg kirim aja ke:
    andromedas48@gmail.com

  19. Setahu saya aikido itu tergantung aikidokanya sendiri….bisa menjadi lembut bisa menjadi kasar sesuai kebutuhan. Bukankah di sana letak keunikan seni beladiri aikido ? seseorang yang kecil bisa membanting lawan yang tenaganya besar ?

    O’sensei menciptakan aikido karena beliau merasa setiap mahluk hidup itu berharga (lemah-kuat,besar-kecil,jahat-baik).

    Walaupun ada banyak aliran di Dunia…satu yang perlu diingat bahwa O’sensei punya visi bahwa melalui aikido bisa menyatukan umat manusia melalui kasih terhadap sesama.

    Mengenai aliran Kobayashi…mungkin pak Bagus jangan hanya browsing saja, silahkan datang ke Dojo reflow di rawamangun dan ikut ke beberapa dojo militer (saya tidak bisa menyebutkan satu-satu tanpa seijin sensei Anto). Di sana bila shomen uci benar2 seperti dipukul balok dan mereka tidak pernah latihan pura-pura atau go with the flow (uke ikut nage).

    Ada hitam ada putih, positif-negatif, panjang-pendek, lembut-kasar…..itulah harmonisasi di aikido.

    di reflow Kita berlatih aikido bukan untuk mengalahkan lawan saja….kita hanya tahu latihan,latihan dan latihan saja. Semakin lama mendalami aikido semakin banyak yang kami belum ketahui. =)

  20. adi said

    alamat dojo aikido purwokerto

  21. jhon said

    permisi, saya hanya sebagai penengah saja, saya jg seorang aikidoka. memang satau saya aikido haruslah fleksibel, bertenaga dan mengalir. jadi dapat dikatakan aikido adalah beladiri yang lembut tapi mematikan. munkin yang dikatakan pak bagus ada benarnya tetapi setiap pelatih memiliki karakter yang berbeda-beda. saya pernah bertemu sensei anto dari club aikido-reflow. memang karakter dia yang sangat serius dalam berlatih, jadi terlihat keras dan ekstrem, tetapi tetap fleksibel dan mengalir. sama seperti sensei muri dari takiotoshi, beliau memiliki ciri aikido yang lembut dan mengalir. tetapi mereka sama2 pemberi variasi dalam dunia AIKIDO yang kita cintai.

  22. wanda said

    salam aikido jakarta,

    saya mau tanya- tanya dong sama pak bambang atau sama teman2 aikido yang tau, biar semua anggota aikido lebih mengetahui info lebih lengkap!!

    saya mau tanya tingkatan DAN (SABUK) para pelatih seperti sensei mury(TAKIOTOSHI), sensei gana(IAI), sensei hakim(YIA), sensei anto(AIKIDO-REFLOW), sensei bambang ali(YIA), sensei beny(KOBAYASI), sensei emilia(YIA), sensei lina(YIA), sensei adam jordan dan sensei putiray.

    makasih teman-teman

  23. hendrik said

    buat bubut(aikido-reflow),

    saya mau tanya latihan di dojo rawamangun ada dimana alamatnya?
    terus pelatihnya siapa, dari aliran mana ?
    thanks

  24. patrick said

    wanda,

    ini menurut yang saya tau ya, tingkatan/gelar sensei dibawah ini:

    sensei mury(TAKIOTOSHI)dan 3,
    sensei gana(IAI)dan 4,
    sensei hakim(YIA)dan 4,
    sensei anto(AIKIDO-REFLOW)dan 3,
    sensei bambang ali(YIA)??,
    sensei emilia(YIA)dan 2,
    sensei lina(YIA)dan 2,
    sensei adam jordan(ga jelas karna ga ada info di web) dan
    sensei putiray dan 5.

    mohon maaf kalau saya salah, kalo ada yang lebih tau tolong ditambahin yah!!!
    biar informasi AIKIDOnya tambah ok

  25. hansen said

    sekarang kan banyak aliran beladiri aikido!
    ada yang keras terlau keras, ada yang lembut terlalu lembut!!!!!
    saya mau nyari yang beladiri real dan kepake di jalan?

    dijakarta sendiri ada banyak tempat latihan aikido. nah saya mau tanya saran dari temen-temen ne. tempat latihan aikido mana yang paling baik yang ada di daerah kelapa gading, pulomas, sunter dan kemayoran.??

    tolong kasih comment yeeeeeeee

    MAKASIH

  26. SUMARU said

    sekarang kan banyak aliran beladiri aikido!
    ada yang keras terlau keras, ada yang lembut terlalu lembut!!!!!
    saya mau nyari yang beladiri real dan kepake di jalan?

    dijakarta sendiri ada banyak tempat latihan aikido. nah saya mau tanya saran dari temen-temen ne. tempat latihan aikido mana yang paling baik yang ada di daerah kelapa gading, pulomas, sunter dan kemayoran.??

    tolong kasih comment yeeeeeeee

    MAKASIH

  27. Untuk mas Hendrik,

    Di rawamangun alamatnya di gedung Balai rakyat Rawamangun, tapi karena sedang direnovasi maka kami pindah sementara ke gedung serbaguna UNJ kampus B, tidak jauh dari balai rakyat (100 M).
    Hari rabu jam 18;00….Pelatih Sensei Anto (aikido-reflow) afiliasi Dojo Kobayashi Jepang.

    Oiya klarifikasi bahwa sensei Anto saat ini memegang gelar 2nd Dan , Arigato…..

  28. Thanks pak John atas penjelasannya,

    Sekedar menambahkan saja…saya rasa kita bebas menentukan mau berlatih di mana saja dan ikut aliran apa saja, sejauh filosofi dari aikido itu sendiri tidak melenceng jauh.

    ada pepatah, “dont’t judge book by its cover”….mau KBAI, YAI,IAI,Kobayashi dsb….semua baik adanya. Saya yakin setiap dojo mengajarkan hanya yang terbaik kepada pengikutnya.

    Semua dojo di Indonesia inilah yang akan mengembangkan dan menyebarkan ajaran aikido. Sedangkan aikido sendiri adalah pemersatu dari semua perbedaan kita….=)

    salam dan respect untuk semua dojo,

  29. Joko said

    Salam Sejahtera,
    Saya senang bisa berlatih aikido lewat video(hehehe…), jadi alirannya..?

    FYI (nih minjem kata-katanya rekan kita ndeklaimber…)
    Maaf…, sejauh yang saya tau…bukankah Aikido satu-satunya olahraga (seni) beladiri yang tidak dipertandingkan dalam bentuk fisik ? (bukan berarti dengan kata-kata bolehkan) ?

    Tolong ingat pada Filosofi Aikido!
    Secara pribadi, saya setuju apa yang di tulis rekan Aikido Sdr. Budbud (Beliau bertanggung jawab dengan mencantumkan websitenya), juga Tata Krama dengan atas seijin Sensei-nya.

    Bila masalah affiliasi…(secara pribadi), bukankah yang JAUUU…H lebih penting, penerapan kita sebagai mahkluk pribadi, sosial…dapat meng-aplikasikan ilmu yang kita peroleh untuk semata-mata kebaikan ?

    Saya yang secara otodidak belajar dari berbagai sumber mengenai Aikido sangat terbayang…
    ini olahraga adalah hidup…atau hidup adalah olahraga (seperti rangkaian adat adalah agama, agama adalah adat)…

    Artinya buat saya…setiap gerakan yang ada dalam Aikido mempunyai/mencerminkan banyak Unsur (mungkin juga tenaga dalam, kecepatan, dll)
    mungkin tidak hanya berlatih gerakan, bagaimana pernafasan, insting,…dll…dll…

    Apa kita sudah siap dengan semua itu, lantas kita boleh bicara pada bagian dari affiliasi…?sedang kita baru belajar 10 s/d 20 tahun…?

    Hampir semua literatur Aikido (baik media cetak/elektronik saya kumpulkan), bila instansi pemerintahan, militer yang mempercayakan mereka sebagai Sensei…Bisa kita bayangkan, bagaimana cara instansi tersebut memilih Seseorang untuk dijadikan Sensei! BENAR ? Kita ingin jadi tentara saja perlu lolos ujian fisik mental yang kuat.
    ATAU…
    Mana mungkin mengajarkan Anak-anak yang masih belia di ajar secara militer ?…

    Juga saya sedikit me-respone….memang sulit menjadi seorang Admin atau Penyelenggara. Jadi hendaknya, bila kira-kira ada komentar atau artikel akan memunculkan satu konflik…TOLONG MBOK DI EDIT.

    Terima Kasih
    joko@indocoreperkasa.com

  30. balang said

    saya pernah belajar aikido tapi gak bener, saya juga seorang web development untuk beberapa website yang saya tangani.
    sebagai seorang yang pernha blajar aikido, saya prihatin, bener pak joko blg, dan janganlah media ini dijadikan kendaraan perang utk sesama aikido.
    memang media ini sangat ampuh untuk sarana publikasi yang murah dan mendunia, tapi jangan jadi murahan cuma karena kepancing, apalagi maslah database yg bisa kita jual ke provider

    sekian, terimakasih

  31. Terima kasih atas kunjungan saudara-saudara semua di blog ini.

    Masukan, kritik, dan saran sangat kami hargai & semoga bermanfaat bagi kita semua.
    Media (baca : blog) ini dibangun atas dasar niat baik, kebersamaan, keguyuban dan wadah komunikasi antar sesama peminat aikido di kota Malang, yang berawal dari peminat aikido dari Shizen Dojo Malang.

    Secara umum, tujuan media ini adalah sebagai wadah komunikasi menjalin persahabatan dan kebersamaan sesama peminat aikido. Dengan adanya media ini juga merupakan tempat mensosialisasikan dan memasyarakatkan aikido di Indonesia.

    Kemudian, juga atas saran Bpk Joko, admin telah memfilter komentar2 ataupun artikel2 yg sekiranya akan berdampak negatif.

    Namun sejauh ini, komentar2 ataupun artikel2 yang tampil masih dalam batas koridor yang baik-baik saja.
    Masalah perbedaan adalah wajar, justru menjadi “pelangi” yang indah di atas kepala kita. Tidak perlu memperdebatkan dari sebelah mana kita dapat memandang “pelangi” itu nampak lebih indah. Nikmatilah dari tempat mana saja kita berada untuk saling berbagi cerita betapa indahnya “pelangi” itu.

    Sekali lagi terima atas masukannya.
    Regards,
    Admin

  32. Shizenia said

    Blog ini (& diwakili artikel di atas) menunjukkan kalau blog ini terbuka bagi semua aliran ataupun organisasi aikido manapun. Data ini tidak untuk diperdebatkan mana yang lebih baik, tapi untuk menjadi sarana informasi kemudahan kita dalam belajar seni bela diri ini.
    Daftar dojo yang tercantum di atas adalah ‘antara lain’, jadi bukan terbatas hanya itu yang ada di Indonesia.
    Mungkin rekan-rekan yang ingin memberikan informasi dojo aikido yang ditekuninya melalui blog ini, alangkah lebih baiknya mengirimkan profil/data dojonya langsung ke admin untuk di upload. Sehingga daftar data dojo menjadi lebih lengkap.

    Thx 4 the admin.

  33. handoko said

    untuk mas joko! sekedar masukan saja..

    bila anda hanya belajar dari buku atau dari film berarti anda salah (aliran sesat), mengapa? karena belajar aikido haruslah pada orang yang masih hidup. dengan belajar pada benda hidup seperti sensei/sempai, anda akan belajar mengenai salah atau tidaknya gerakan/tehnik anda! anda tidak akan tau gerakan anda benar atau tidak hanya dari belajar dari media cetak/elektronik.

    menurut yang saya tau, memang benar aikido-reflow memang memegang instansi militer dan pemerintahan. seperti komando pasukan katak (TNI A-L), kepolisian, Mahkamah konstitusi RI dll. ini berarti group AIKIDO-REFLOW telah banyak melenceng dari jalur dan filosofi
    aikido itu sendiri. mengapa?
    karena pada dasarnya aikido bersifat defensif bukan ofensiv!ini berarti ketua group ini telah sedikit melenceng dari falsafah aikido itu sendiri. aikido bukan alat untuk pembasmi kejahatan melainkan sebagai pencipta perdamaian dunian.
    maaf bila agak sedikit menyimpang.

  34. shun said

    belajar aikido memang ga kan bisa kl hanya lewat buku atau film

    harus latihan di dojo, dengan terus dengan menerus dan konsisten🙂

  35. Salut untuk situs ini(shizendojo malang)=), saya rasa situs ini cukup lengkap menampung aspirasi aikidoka, bertukar info, saling melengkapi….bukan untuk saling menghakimi kebiasaan dojo satu dengan yang lainnya, atau komentar yang dirinya sendiri sebenarnya tidak tahu.

    Mungkin admin harus membuat filter atau aturan baku untuk posting comment di situs ini, supaya kekerasan dalam kata-kata juga bisa dicegah.

    Untuk pak Handoko,

    Mohon maaf saya cuma menanggapi saja, O sensei dahulu juga ex Militer setelah mendapat pencerahan stylenya berubah dan beliau menciptakan aikido.

    Aikido di militer….kontroversialkah ? militer yang biasa offensive dirubah jadi defensive dalam bela diri individual maupun tugas. Bukankah itu suatu kemajuan ? cukup melumpuhkan tanpa perlu mencederai musuh.

    Aikido, karate, wushu, Tenaga dalam, Taekwondo ,pencak silat….semua tergantung “niat” si pengguna (semua sama2 mempunyai efek merusak yang sangat fatal).

    Pisau di tangan perampok dan tukang soto pasti akan beda efeknya….=)he he

    The goal of Aikido and O Sensei’s dream is that all the peoples of the world live together as one family, in harmony with each other and their environment. (Mitsugi Saotome sensei)

    US military special Forces, US security forces in DC, dan bahkan beliau pernah berbicara di PBB General Assembly on the role of Aikido in world peace efforts.

    Sebenarnya aikido juga salah satu cara kami untuk Bela negara bukan mencari ketenaran…..biarlah peluru-peluru dan senjata pembunuh manusia jadi karatan semua (gak pernah ditembakkan), militer kita dengan tangan kosong saja sudah mumpuni. =)

    Salam dan Respect buat semua dojo di Indonesia (salut untuk shizendojomalang) keep on rockin’ guys…

  36. Joko said

    Terima kasih atas semua tanggapan yang langsung dan tidak langsung pada saya,
    Sebenarnya kalau mau sekali lagi di baca, inti yang mau saya sampaikan itu seperti apa yang di katakan : rekan Shizenia, shizendojomalang, Bagus, Jhon, juga Budbud.
    Pertama :
    Saya sadar untuk belajar yang BENAR, adalah lewat Dojo (sarana) atau Sensei yang ada, tapi buat saya falsafah, tehnik yang ada pada beladiri(seni) sangat Baik dan Ampuh…apalagi di usia saya yang cukup berumur juga kendala waktu yang sulit, dan…
    Menjadi BAIK dan BENAR, dengan memakai falsafah Aikido itu Jauh lebih baik (khususnya diri pribadi), toh saya tidak mempraktekkan di umum…apalagi punya murid…hehehe…
    Kedua :
    Alasan yang sangat “menggelitik” buat saya untuk ikut diforum ini, sebenarya sudah ada tanggapan langsung dari Admin (Thank’s A lot) :
    1. jangan lah saling memperdebatkan masing-masing aliran (baik itu secara langsung ataupun mengarahkan jalan pemikiran)lihat tulisan saya pertama. Bukankah yang baik ilmu yang kita miliki untuk kepentingan sesama mahluk Tuhan ?
    2. apa yang terpikir pak handoko, mudah-mudahan maksudnya bukan berarti dengan belajar Aikido institusi militer atau pemerintahan digunakan untuk kekerasan kan ? mudah-mudahan tidak.

    Dari awal tulisan saya, SAYA MENEKANKAN FILOSOFI AIKIDO,…

    Salam Sehat Selalu

  37. hamdah said

    ada yang tau ga? nyari vidio klipnya O sensei dimana seh?..makasiiiih…

  38. justinfo said

    Basic Vocabulary
    Posted by JGarcia on 2006/2/18 0:48:15 (1108 reads)
    The following vocabulary list is by no means complete, but it contains some of the more commonly encountered terms one may encounter during an aikido class.

    Agatsu = “Self victory.” According to the founder, true victory (masakatsu) is the victory one achieves over oneself (agatsu). Thus one of the founder’s “slogans” was masakatsu agatsu – “The true victory of self-mastery.”

    Aikido = The word “aikido” is made up of three Japanese characters: ai – harmony, ki – spirit, mind, or universal energy, do – the Way. Thus aikido is “the Way of Harmony with (universe’s) energy.”

    Aikidoka = A practitioner of aikido.

    Aikikai = “Aiki association.” A term used to designate the organization created by the founder for the dissemination of aikido.

    Ai hanmi = Mutual stance where uke and nage each have the same foot forward (right-right, left-left).

    Ai nuke = “Mutual escape.” An outcome of a duel where each participant escapes harm. This corresponds to the ideal of aikido according to which a conflict is resolved without injury to any party involved.

    Ai uchi = “Mutual kill.” An outcome of a duel where each participant kills the other. In classical Japanese swordmanship, practitioners were often encouraged to enter a duel with the goal of achieving at least an ai uchi. The resolution to win the duel even at the cost of one’s own life was thought to aid in cultivating an attitude of single-minded focus on the task of cutting down one’s opponent. This single-minded focus is exemplified in aikido in the technique, ikkyo, where one enters into an attacker’s range in order to effect the technique.

    Ashi sabaki = Footwork. Proper footwork is essential in aikido for developing strong balance and for facilitating ease of movement.

    Atemi = (lit. Striking the Body) Strike directed at the attacker for purposes of unbalancing or distraction. Atemi is often vital for bypassing or “short-circuiting” an attacker’s natural responses to aikido techniques. The first thing most people will do when they feel their body being manipulated in an unfamiliar way is to retract their limbs and drop their center of mass down and away from the person performing the technique. By judicious application of atemi, it is possible to create a “window of opportunity” in the attacker’s natural defenses, facilitating the application of an aikido technique. “Atemi” can also have the connotation of a “vital strike”. As such, it is important that the strike be delivered to a vulnerable target and with sufficient force as to eliminate the attacker’s ability or willingness to continue the assault.

    Bokken = bokuto = Wooden sword. Many aikido movements are derived from traditional Japanese fencing. In advanced practice, weapons such as the bokken are used in learning subtleties of certain movements, the relationships obtaining between armed and unarmed techniques, defenses against weapons, and the like.

    Budo = “Martial way.” The Japanese character for “bu” (martial) is derived from characters meaning “stop” and (a weapon like a) “halberd.” In conjunction, then, “bu” may have the connotation “to stop the halberd.” In aikido, there is an assumption that the best way to prevent violent conflict is to emphasize the cultivation of individual character. The way (do) of aiki is thus equivalent to the way of bu, taken in this sense of preventing or avoiding violence so far as possible.

    Chokusen = Direct. Thus chokusen no irimi = direct entry.

    Chudan = “Middle position.” Thus chudan no kamae = a stance characterized by having one’s hands or sword in a central position with respect to one’s body.

    Chushin = Center. Especially, the center of one’s movement or balance.

    Dan = Black belt rank. In IAF aikido, the highest rank it is now possible to obtain is 9th dan. There are some aikidoka who hold ranks of 10th dan. These ranks were awarded by the founder prior to his death, and cannot be rescinded. White belt ranks are called kyu ranks.

    Do = Way/path. In aiki-do, the connotation is that of a way of attaining self understanding or a way of improving one’s character through the practice of aiki.

    Dojo = Literally “place of the Way.” The place where we practice aikido. Traditional etiquette prescribes bowing in the direction of the designated front of the dojo (shomen) whenever entering or leaving the dojo.

    Dojo cho = The head of the dojo. A title. Currently, Moriteru Ueshiba (grandson of the founder) is dojo cho at World Aikido Headquarters (hombu dojo) in Tokyo, Japan.

    Domo arigato gozaimashita = Japanese for “thank you very much.” At the end of each class, it is proper to bow and thank the instructor and those with whom you’ve trained.

    Doshu = Head of the way (currently Moriteru Ueshiba, grandson of aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba). The highest official authority in IAF aikido.

    Fudo shin = “Immovable mind.” A state of mental equanimity or imperturbability. The mind, in this state, is calm and undistracted (metaphorically, therefore, “immovable”). To cultivate fudo shin is thus to cultivate a mind which can accommodate itself to changing circumstances without compromise of principles.

    Fukushidoin = A formal title whose connotation is something approximating “assistant instructor.”

    Furi kaburi = Sword-raising movement. This movement in found especially in ikkyo, irimi-nage, and shiho-nage.

    Gedan = Lower position. Gedan no kamae is thus a stance with the hands or a weapon held in a lower position.

    Gi (do gi) (keiko gi) = Training costume. Either judo-style or karate-style gi are acceptable in most dojo, but they must be white and cotton. (No black satin gi with embroidered dragons. Please.)

    Gyaku hanmi = Opposing stance (if uke has the right foot forward, nage has the left foot forward, if uke has the left foot forward, nage has the right foot forward).

    Hakama = Divided skirt usually worn by black-belt ranks. In some dojo, the hakama is also worn by women of all ranks, and in some dojo by all practitioners.

    Hanmi = Triangular stance. Most often aikido techniques are practiced with uke and nage in pre-determined stances. This is to facilitate learning the techniques and certain principles of positioning with respect to an attack. At higher levels, specific hanmi cease to be of importance.

    Hanmi handachi = Position with nage sitting, uke standing. Training in hanmi handachi waza is a good way of practicing techniques as though with a significantly larger/taller opponent. This type of training also emphasizes movement from one’s center of mass (hara).

    Happo = 8 directions; as in happo-undo (8 direction exercise) or happo-giri (8 direction cutting with the sword). The connotation here is really movement in all directions. In aikido, one must be prepared to turn in any direction in an instant.

    Hara = One’s center of mass, located about 2″ below the navel. Traditionally this was thought to be the location of the spirit/mind/(source of ki). Aikido techniques should be executed as much as possible from or through one’s hara.

    Hasso no kamae = “Figure-eight” stance. The figure eight does not correspond to the arabic numeral “8,” but rather to the Chinese/Japanese character which looks more like the roof of a house. In hasso no kamae, the sword is held up beside one’s head, so that the elbows spread down and out from the sword in a pattern resembling this figure-eight character.

    Heijoshin = “Abiding peace of mind.” Cognitive equanimity. One goal of training in aikido is the cultivation of a mind which is able to meet various types of adversity without becoming perturbed. A mind which is not easily flustered is a mind which will facilitate effective response to physical or psychological threats.

    Henka waza = Varied technique. Especially beginning one technique and changing to another in mid-execution. Ex. beginning ikkyo but changing to irimi-nage.

    Hombu dojo = A term used to refer to the central dojo of an organization. Thus this usually designates Aikido World Headquarters. (see aikikai)

    Hidari = Left.

    Irimi = (lit. “Entering the Body”) Entering movement. Many aikidoka think that the irimi movement expresses the very essence of aikido. The idea behind irimi is to place oneself in relation to an attacker in such a way that the attacker is unable to continue to attack effectively, and in such a way that one is able to control effectively the attacker’s balance. (See shikaku).

    Jiyu waza = Free-style practice of techniques. This usually involves more than one attacker who may attack nage in any way desired.

    Jo = Wooden staff about 4′-5′ in length. The jo originated as a walking stick. It is unclear how it became incorporated into aikido. Many jo movements come from traditional Japanese spearfighting, others may have come from jojutsu, but many seem to have been innovated by the founder. The jo is usually used in advanced practice.

    Jodan = Upper position. Jodan no kamae is thus a stance with the hands or a weapon held in a high position.

    Kachihayabi = “Victory at the speed of sunlight.” According to the founder, when one has acheived total self-mastery (agatsu) and perfect accord with the fundamental principles governing the universe (especially principles covering ethical interaction). The very intention of an attacker to perpetrate an act of violence breaks harmony with the fundamental principles of the universe, and no one can compete successfully against such principles. Also, the expression of the fundamental principles of the universe in human life is love (ai), and love, according to the founder, has no enemies. Having no enemies, one has no need to fight, and thus always emerges victorious. (see agatsu and masakatsu)

    Kaeshi waza = Technique reversal. (uke becomes nage and vice-versa). This is usually a very advanced form of practice. Kaeshi waza practice helps to instill a sensitivity to shifts in resistance or direction in the movements of one’s partner. Training so as to anticipate and prevent the application of kaeshi waza against one’s own techniques greatly sharpens aikido skills.

    Kaiso = The founder of aikido (i.e., Morihei Ueshiba).

    Kamae = A posture or stance either with or without a weapon. kamae may also connote proper distance (ma ai) with respect to one’s partner. Although “kamae” generally refers to a physical stance, there is an important parallel in aikido between one’s physical and one’s psychological bearing. Adopting a strong physical stance helps to promote the correlative adoption of a strong psychological attitude. It is important to try so far as possible to maintain a positive and strong mental bearing in aikido.

    Kamiza = The area frequently located at the front of a dojo, and often housing a picture of the founder, or some calligraphy. One generally bows in the direction of the kamiza when entering or leaving the dojo, or the mat as a sign of respect.

    Kansetsu waza = Joint manipulation techniques.

    Kata = A “form” or prescribed pattern of movement, especially with the jo in aikido. (But also “shoulder.”)

    Katame waza = “Hold-down” (pinning) techniques.

    Katana = What is vulgarly called a “samurai sword.”

    Katsu jin ken = “The sword that saves life.” As Japanese swordsman, practitioners became increasingly interested in incorporating ethical principles into their discipline. The consumate master of sworsmanship, according to some such practitioners, should be able not only to use the sword to kill, but also to save life. The concept of katsu jin ken found some explicit application in the development of techniques which would use non-cutting parts of the sword to strike or control one’s opponent, rather than to kill him/her. The influence of some of these techniques can sometimes be seen in aikido. Other techniques were developed by which an unarmed person (or a person unwilling to draw a weapon) could disarm an attacker. These techniques are frequently practiced in aikido. (see setsu nin to)

    Keiko = Training. The only secret to success in aikido.

    Ken = Sword.

    Kensho = Enlightenment. (see mokuso and satori)

    Ki = Mind. Spirit. Energy. Vital-force. Intention. (Chinese = chi) For many Aikidoka, the primary goal of training in aikido is to learn how to “extend” ki, or to learn how to control or redirect the ki of others. There are both “realist” and anti-realist interpretations of ki. The ki-realist takes ki to be, literally, a kind of “stuff,” “energy,” or life-force which flows within the body. Developing or increasing one’s own ki, according to the ki-realist, thus confers upon the aikidoka greater power and control over his/her own body, and may also have the added benefits of improved health and longevity. According to the ki-anti-realist, ki is a concept which covers a wide range of psycho-physical phenomena, but which does not denote any objectively existing “energy” or “stuff.” The ki-anti-realist believes, for example, that to “extend ki” is just to adopt a certain kind of positive psychological disposition and to correlate that psychological dispositon with just the right combination of balance, relaxation, and judicious application of physical force. Since the description “extend ki” is somewhat more manageable, the concept of ki has a class of well-defined uses for the ki-anti-realist, but does not carry with it any ontological commitments beyond the scope of mainstream scientific theories.

    Kiai = A shout delivered for the purpose of focussing all of one’s energy into a single movement. Even when audible kiai are absent, one should try to preserve the feeling of kiai at certain crucial points within aikido techniques.

    Kihon = (Something which is) fundamental. There are often many seemingly very different ways of performing the same technique in aikido. To see beneath the surface features of the technique and grasp the core common is to comprehend the kihon.

    Ki musubi = ki no musubi = Literally “knotting/tying-up ki.” The act/-100process of matching one’s partner’s movement/intention at its inception, and maintaining a connection to one’s partner throughout the application of an aikido technique. Proper ki musubi requires a mind that is clear, flexible, and attentive. (see setsuzoku)

    Kohai = A student junior to oneself.

    Kokoro = “Heart” or “mind.” Japanese folk psychology does not distinguish clearly between the seat of intellect and the seat of emotion as does Western folk psychology.

    Kokyu = Breath. Part of aikido is the development of “kokyu ryoku,” or “breath power.” This is the coordination of breath with movement. A prosaic example: When lifting a heavy object, it is generally easier when breathing out. Also breath control may facilitate greater concentration and the elimination of stress. In many traditional forms of meditation, focus on the breath is used as a method for developing heightened concentration or mental equanimity. This is also the case in aikido. A number of exercises in aikido are called “kokyu ho,” or “breath exercises.” These exercises are meant to help one develop kokyu ryoku.

    Ku = Emptiness. This shows up in aikido in the ideal of developing a state of cognitive openness, permiting one to respond immediately and intuitively to changing circumstances. (see mokuso)

    Kumijo = jo matching exercise or partner practice.

    Kumitachi = Sword matching exercise or partner practice.

    Kuzushi = The principle of destroying one’s partner’s balance. In aikido, a technique cannot be properly applied unless one first unbalances one’s partner. To achieve proper kuzushi, in aikido, one should rely primarily on position and timing, rather than merely on physical force.

    Kyu = White belt rank. (Or any rank below shodan)

    Ma ai = Proper distancing or timing with respect to one’s partner. Since aikido techniques always vary according to circumstances, it is important to understand how differences in initial position affect the timing and application of techniques.

    Mae = Front. Thus mae ukemi = “forward fall/roll.”

    Masakatsu = “True victory.” (see agatsu and kachihayabi)

    Michibiki = An aspect of aikido movement that involves leading, rather than pushing or pulling, one’s partner. As with many other concepts in aikido, there are both physical and cognitive dimensions to michibiki. Physically, one may lead one’s partner through subtle guiding or redirection of the attacking motion. Psychologically, one may lead one’s partner through “baiting” (presenting apparent opportunities for attack ). Frequently both physical and cognitive elements are employed in concert. For example, if uke reaches for nage’s wrist, nage may move the wrist just slightly ahead of uke’s grasp, at such a pace that uke is fooled into thinking s/he will be able to seize it, thus continuing the attempt to grab and following the lead where nage wishes.

    Migi = Right.

    Misogi = Ritual purification. Aikido training may be looked upon as a means of purifying oneself; eliminating defiling characteristics from one’s mind or personality. Although there are some specific exercises for misogi practice, such as breathing exercises, in point of fact, every aspect of aikido training may be looked upon as misogi. This, however, is a matter of one’s attitude or approach to training, rather than an objective feature of the training itself.

    Mokuso = Meditation. Practice often begins or ends with a brief period of meditation. The purpose of meditation is to clear one’s mind and to develop cognitive equanimity. Perhaps more importantly, meditation is an opportunity to become aware of conditioned patterns of thought and behavior so that such patterns can be modified, eliminated or more efficiently put to use. In addition, meditation may occasion experiences of insight into various aspects of aikido (or, if one accepts certain buddhist claims, into the very structure of reality). Ideally, the sort of cognitive awareness and focus that one cultivates in meditation should carry over into the rest of one’s practice, so that the distinction between the “meditative mind” and the “normal mind” collapses.

    Mudansha = Students without black-belt ranking.

    Mushin = Literally “no mind.” A state of cognitive awareness characterized by the absence of discursive thought. A state of mind in which the mind acts/reacts without hypostatization of concepts. mushin is often erroneously taken to be a state of mere spontaneity. Although spontaneity is a feature of mushin, it is not straightforwardly identical with it. It might be said that when in a state of mushin, one is free to use concepts and distinctions without being used by them.

    Musubi = “Tying up” or “uniting”. One of the strategic objectives in applying aikido techniques in to merge with (= musubi) and redirect the aggressive impulse (= ki) of an attacker in order to gain control of it. Thus “ki musubi” or “ki no musubi” is one of the goals of aikido. There is a cognitive as well as a physical dimension to musubi. Ideally, at the most advanced levels of aikido, one learns to detect signs of aggression in a potential attacker before a physical assault has been initiated. If one learns to identify aggressive intent and defuse or redirect it before the attack is launched, one may achieve victory without physical confrontation. Also, by developing heightened sensitivity to the cues that may precede a physical attack, one thereby gains a strategic advantage, making possible pre-emptive action or, perhaps, escape. This heightened sensitivity to aggressive cues is only possible as a result of training one’s awareness as well as one’s technical abilities.

    Nagare = Flowing. One goal of aikido practice is to learn not to oppose physical force with physical force. Rather, one strives to flow along with physical force, redirecting it to one’s advantage.

    Nage = The thrower.

    Obi = A belt.

    Omote = “The front,” thus, a class of movements in aikido in which nage enters in front of uke.

    Onegai shimasu = “I welcome you to train with me,” or literally, “I make a request.” This is said to one’s partner when initiating practice.

    Osaewaza = Pinning techniques.

    O-sensei = Literally, “Great Teacher,” i.e., Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido.

    Randori= Free-style “all-out” training. Sometimes used as a synonym for jiyu waza. Although aikido techniques are usually practiced with a single partner, it is important to keep in mind the possibility that one may be attacked by multiple aggressors. Many of the body movements of aikido (tai sabaki) are meant to facilitate defense against multiple attackers.

    Reigi = Ettiquette. Observance of proper ettiquette at all times (but especially observance of proper dojo ettiquette) is as much a part of one’s training as the practice of techniques. Observation of reigi indicates one’s sincerety, one’s willingness to learn, and one’s recognition of the rights and interests of others.

    Satori = Enlightenment. As characterized by the founder of aikido, enlightenment consists in realizing a fundamental unity between oneself and the (principles governing) the universe. The most important ethical principle the aikidoist should gain insight into is that one should cultivate a spirit of loving protection for all things.

    Sensei = Teacher. It is usually considered proper to address the instructor during practice as “Sensei” rather than by his/her name. If the instructor is a permanent instructor for one’s dojo or for an organization, it is proper to address him/her as “Sensei” off the mat as well.

    Seiza = Sitting on one’s knees. Sitting this way requires acclimatization, but provides both a stable base and greater ease of movement than sitting cross-legged.

    Sempai = A student senior to oneself.

    Setsu nin to = “The sword that kills.” Although this would seem to indicate a purely negative concept, there is, in fact, a positive connotation to this term. Apart from the common assumption that killing may sometimes be a “necessary evil” which may serve to prevent an even greater evil, the concept of killing has a wide variety of metaphorical applications. One may, for example, strive to “kill” such harmful character traits as ignorance, selfishness, or (excessive) competitiveness. Some misogi sword exercises in aikido, for example, involve imagining that each cut of the sword destroys some negative aspect of one’s personality.

    Setsuzoku = Connection. Aikido techniques are generally rendered more efficient by preserving a connection between one’s center of mass (hara) and the outer limits of the movement, or between one’s own center of mass and that of one’s partner. Also, setsuzoku may connote fluidity and continuity in technique. On a psychological level, setsuzoku may connote the relationship of action-response that exists between oneself and one’s partner, such that successful performance of aikido techniques depends crucially upon timing one’s own actions and responses to accord with those of one’s partner. Physically, setsuzoku correlates with leverage and with the most efficient application of force to the task of controlling one’s partner’s balance and mobility.

    Shidoin = A formal title meaning, approximately, “instructor.”

    Shihan = A formal title meaning, approximately, “master instructor.” A “teacher of teachers.”

    Shikaku = Literally “dead angle.” A position relative to one’s partner where it is difficult for him/her to (continue to) attack, and from which it is relatively easy to control one’s partner’s balance and movement. The first phase of an aikido technique is often to establish shikaku.

    Shikko = Samurai walking (“knee walking”). Shikko is very important for developing a strong awareness of one’s center of mass (hara). It also develops strength in one’s hips and legs.

    Shinkenshobu = Lit. “Duel with live swords.” This expresses the attitude one should have about aikido training, i.e., one should treat the practice session as though it were, in some respects, a life-or-death duel with live swords. In particular, one’s attention during aikido training should be single-mindedly focussed on aikido, just as, during a life-or-death duel, one’s attention is entirely focussed on the duel.

    Shodan = First degree black belt. (Nidan = second degree black belt, followed by sandan, yondan, godan, rokudan, nanadan, hachidan, kyudan, judan)

    Shomen = Front or top of head. Also the designated front of a dojo.

    Shoshin = Beginner’s mind. Progress in aikido training requires that one approach one’s training with a mind that is free from unfounded bias. Although we can say in one respect that we frequently practice the same techniques over and over again, often against the same attack, there is another sense in which no attack is ever the same, and no application of technique is ever the same. There are subtle variations in the circumstances of every interaction between attacker and defender. These small differences may sometimes translate into larger differences. To assume that one already knows a technique constitutes a “locking in” of the mind to a pre-set dispositional pattern of response, resulting in a corresponding loss of adaptability. Prejudgment also may deprive one of the opportunity to learn new principles of movement. For example, it is common for people upon seeing a different way of performing a technique to judge it to be wrong. This judgment is frequently based on a superficial observation of the technique, rather than an appreciation of the underlying principles upon which the technique is based.

    Shugyo = Discipline. Traveling in pursuit of Truth. To pursue aikido, or any martial art, as a path to self-improvement involves more than training. The word “shugyo” connotes a continual striving for technical and personal excellence. Keiko, or training, is only one component of such striving. To pursue aikido as a Way, requires a continual reexamination and correction of oneself, one’s attitudes, reactions, dispositions to like or dislike, etc.

    Soto = “Outside.” Thus, a class of aikido movements executed, especially, outside the attacker’s arm(s). (see uchi)

    Suburi = Repetitive practice in striking and thrusting with jo or bokken. Such repetitive practice trains not only one’s facility with the weapon, but also general fluidity of body movement that is applicable to empty-hand training.

    Sukashi waza = Techniques performed without allowing the attacker to complete a grab or to initiate a strike. Ideally, one should be sensitive enough to the posture and movements of an attacker (or would-be attacker) that the attack is neutralized before it is fully executed. A great deal of both physical and cognitive training is required in order to attain this ideal.

    Suki = An opening or gap where one is vulnerable to attack or application of a technique, or where one’s technique is otherwise flawed. suki may be either physical or psychological. One goal of training is to be sensitive to suki within one’s own movement or position, as well as to detect suki in the movement or position of one’s partner. Ideally, a master of aikido will have developed his/her skill to such an extent that he/she no longer has any true suki.

    Sutemi = Literally “to throw-away the body.” The attitude of abandoning oneself to the execution of a technique (in judo, a class of techniques where one sacrifices one’s own balance/position in order to throw one’s partner). (See aiuchi). In aikido, sutemi may connote an attitude of fearlessness by which one enters into an attacker’s space with no thought of preserving one’s own safety. Far from being simple recklessness, however, sutemi is based upon an absolute commitment to a strategy for neutralizing the attack. Techniques in aikido cannot be applied tentatively if they are to be effective. Rather, one must respond instantly to a threat and take decisive action. Thus, in a manner of speaking, sutemi requires not only throwing away the body, but throwing away the self as well.

    Suwari waza = Techniques executed with both uke and nage in a seated position. These techniques have their historical origin (in part) in the practice of requiring all samurai to sit and move about on their knees while in the presence of a daimyo (feudal lord). In theory, this made it more difficult for anyone to attack the daimyo. But this was also a position in which one received guests (not all of whom were always trustworthy). In contemporary aikido, suwari waza is important for learning to use one’s hips and legs.

    Tachi = A type of Japanese sword (thus tachi-tori = sword-taking). (Also “standing position”).

    Tachi waza = Standing techniques.

    Taijutsu = “Body arts,” i.e., unarmed practice.

    Tai no henko = tai no tenkan = Basic blending practice involving turning 180 degrees.

    Tai sabaki = Body movement.

    Takemusu aiki = A “slogan” of the founder’s meaning “infinitely generative martial art of aiki.” Thus, a synonym for aikido. The scope of aikido is not limited only to the standard, named techniques one studies regularly in practice. Rather, these standard techniques serve as repositories of more fundamental principles (kihon). Once one has internalized the kihon, it is possible to generate a virtually infinite variety of new aikido techniques in accordance with novel conditions.

    Taninsugake = Training against multiple attackers, usually from grabbing attacks.

    Tanto = A dagger.

    Tegatana = “Hand sword,” i.e. the edge of the hand. Many aikido movements emphasize extension “through” one’s tegatana. Also, there are important similarities obtaining between aikido sword techniques, and the principles of tegatana application.

    Tenkan = Turning movement, esp. turning the body 180 degrees. (see tai no tenkan)

    Tenshin = A movement where nage retreats 45 degrees away from the attack (esp. to uke’s open side).

    Tsuki = A punch or thrust (esp. an attack to the midsection).

    Uchi = “Inside.” A class of techniques where nage moves, especially, inside (under) the attacker’s arm(s). (But also a strike, e.g.,shomen uchi.)

    Uchi deshi = A live-in student. A student who lives in a dojo and devotes him/herself both to training and to the maintenence of the dojo (and sometimes to personal service to the sensei of the dojo).

    Ueshiba Kisshomaru = The son of the founder of aikido and second aikido doshu.

    Ueshiba Morihei = The founder of aikido. (see O-sensei and kaiso).

    Ueshiba Moriteru = The grandson of the founder and current aikido doshu.

    Uke = Person being thrown (receiving the technique). At high levels of practice, the distinction between uke and nage becomes blurred. In part, this is because it becomes unclear who initiates the technique, and also because, from a certain perspective, uke and nage are thoroughly interdependent.

    Ukemi = Literally “receiving [with/through] the body,” thus, the art of falling in response to a technique. Mae ukemi are front roll-falls, ushiro ukemi are back roll-falls. Ideally, one should be able to execute ukemi from any position and in any direction. The development of proper ukemi skills is just as important as the development of throwing skills and is no less deserving of attention and effort. In the course of practicing ukemi, one has the opportunity to monitor the way one is being moved so as to gain a clearer understanding of the principles of aikido techniques. Just as standard aikido techniques provide strategies for defending against physical attacks, so does ukemi practice provide strategies for defending against falling (or even against the application of an aikido or aikido-like technique).

    Ura = “Rear.” A class of aikido techniques executed by moving behind the attacker and turning. Sometimes ura techniques are called tenkan (turning) techniques.

    Ushiro = Backwards or behind, as in ushiro ukemi or falling backwards.

    Waza = Techniques. Although in aikido we have to practice specific techniques, aikido as it might manifest itself in self-defense may not resemble any particular, standard aikido technique. This is because aikido techniques encode strategies and types of movement which are modified in accordance with changing conditions. (see kihon)

    -tori (-dori) = Taking away , e.g. tanto-tori (knife-taking).

    Yoko = Side.

    Yokomen = Side of the head.

    Yudansha = Black belt holder (any rank).

    Zanshin = Lit. “remaining mind/heart.” Even after an aikido technique has been completed, one should remain in a balanced and aware state. Zanshin thus connotes “following through” in a technique, as well as preservation of one’s awareness so that one is prepared to respond to additional attacks. Zanshin has both a physical and a cognitive dimension. The physical dimension is represented by maintaining correct posture and balance even when a technique has been completed. The cognitive dimension consists partly in preserving the same overall mindset at all phases of technique application – there is nothing any more special about having completed a technique than there is about beginning or continuing it. Also, upon completing a technique, one’s state of cognitive readiness is not abandoned: one remains ready either for a renewed attack by the same opponent, or for an attack from another direction by a new attacker.

    Zori = Sandals worn when off the mat to help keep the mat clean!

  39. justinfo said

    WHAT ARE KI EXERCISES?
    There is a lot of discussion about ki, as though it is some kind of mysterious force. But actually, everyone has experienced ki in their life. And we can all learn to increase our ki power.
    Ki can be thought of as positive thinking, belief in yourself, faith, confidence, or a state of mind/body unification. You have used ki quite naturally many times in your life, at those moments when something totally captured your interest and imagination. It may have been while you were playing a sport, working late into the morning on a project that was important to you, playing with your child, or simply spending time with someone you love.
    In each case, you were totally focused and completely yourself. You were achieving a wonderful effect, but seemed to have a limitless supply of energy. These experiences often define our lives, yet their occurrence often seems to be out of our control. Through the study of Ki principles (One-Point, Relaxation, Positive Thinking, and Correct Posture) and the practice of Ki Exercises, though, you can spend more and more of your life operating at this powerful, higher state.
    So that’s what Ki exercises can do for you. But that doesn’t mean you should bare down and do your ki exercises so that, one day, years and years from now, you can appreciate the benefits of ki development, and all the world will stare in awe as you walk effortlessly through life, achieving whatever you like, while inspiring love and admiration in all beings that you encounter (although that wouldn’t be so bad). Ki exercises are about feeling good right now. Do them this morning, and they will have an effect – albeit small at first – all day long. Do them for a year, and you will be a different person. Do them for your lifetime, and perhaps people will look at you and say, “Wow, that ki is some kind of mystical force.” Then you can tell them, “You got that right.”
    Here is how we think you can use this Ki Exercise section best.
    • Go through the exercises in order. Don’t try to do them all today. Take two or three at a time.
    • Look at the pictures, read the text, and try to duplicate what you see.
    • Read the tips, but don’t try to apply them all at once. Maybe pick one that seems particularly applicable, and work on that one.
    • Download the videos. These are small, short videos (most are under 200K) that are intended to give you the rhythm of the exercises. They are very important! Start downloading as you begin to read about a ki exercise, and it will probably be ready to view when you are finished. (If you’ve got a fairly current browser and the most recent Quicktime plug-in, the videos will download automatically.)
    • Loop the videos. These exercises are repetitive. If you loop each video (so it plays to the end and then starts again at the beginning) it will give you a real good impression of how the exercise should look.
    • Save the videos. This will save you download time in the future, and give you a Ki Exercise Mini-Video library. In Netscape Navigator, just hold the mouse down over the video, and select “Save”.
    • Do your Ki Exercises often. I do them every morning and find they truly effect the nature of my entire day – I notice this especially on the very few days that I don’t do them.
    • Remember to relax and use the minimum effort needed to do each exercise properly. Power doesn’t come from muscle. It comes from a relaxed body and a calm mind.
    • Enjoy these exercises. Discover what positive feelings they have to give you. That is the best reason to keep practicing them.
    • Now that you’ve read all these tips, forget them

  40. Tips said

    Nikyo.
    This is a powerful wrist stretch that contributes to an overall good feeling. Its helpful when you’re feeling a little stressed. I also find it handy when I’m having trouble falling asleep.
    Double click the black & white picture above to play a video of Nikyo, single click to stop.
    How to do it
    1.Hold your left hand at sternum level, wrist bent, fingers pointing down.
    2.Put the palm of your right hand over the back of your left. Press slightly to increase the stretch.
    3.Smoothly curl both hands up and toward your chest, increasing the stretch in your wrist as you go. Repeat five times, then switch sides.

    Tips.
    • Don’t push or grip tightly with the hand that’s holding. Simply maintain a constant pressure.
    • The stretch isn’t created by the hand that is holding. It is created by the curling motion of your arms. Just let them do their thing.
    • Create a smooth pulsing rhythm as you do this exercise.
    • Let your fingers point slightly away from you as you do this exercise, rather than straight down.
    • Make sure the posture in the rest of your body is correct. Stand straight with your chest out slightly. Your weight should be on the balls of your feet, with your heels only lightly touching the ground.
    • Look forward, not down at your wrist.
    • Don’t try to hurt yourself! This is a powerful stretch, but avoid taking it too far. If you feel yourself grimacing, you’re doing too much.
    • Have someone try to gently lift one of your elbows as you’re doing this stretch. If you’re doing it right and keeping One-Point, then your elbows should feel pretty stable.

  41. Tips said

    Kotegaeshi.
    Another of the core wrist stretches in Aikido. Just remember – it’s not only about your wrists. It’s about your whole body.
    Double click the black & white picture above to play a video of Kotegaeshi, single click to stop
    How to do it.
    1.Hold your left hand in front of your chest, palm up, wrist curled.
    2.Grip the base of your left thumb with your right fingers. Put your right thumb behind your left ring finger.
    3.Bend your left wrist slightly using your right hand.
    4.Drop both hands down toward waist level, increasing the stretch in your wrist as you go. Repeat 5 times, then switch sides.
    Tips
    Tips.
    • Don’t grip tightly with the hand that’s holding. Feel like it’s simply stuck there with glue.
    • On the hand that’s holding, the pinky and the thumb do most of the work.
    • Don’t hurt yourself! This should feel like therapy, not pain. If you grimace, you’re not doing it right.
    • Remember to have correct posture in the rest of your body, too. Stand on the balls of your feet with your heels just lightly touching the ground. Look straight forward, not at the ground.
    • Try counting out loud to five as you do this exercise. Project you voice far forward (unless, of course, you happen to be in a crowded office environment as you read this.)
    • Do ki exercises like this one in the morning to get your day off to a good start. But also try using them when something makes you feel anxious.
    • Enjoy the feeling that comes from doing this exercise. Inhale it. It comes naturally from doing these ki exercises – it’s not something you have to wait years to experience.

    Sankyo.
    This wrist stretch, like the others, helps develop an overall feeling of relaxation and calmness. It’s also ideal for relaxing your shoulders if that’s where you tend to feel stress.

    How to do it.
    1.Hold your left hand in front of you at about chest level, palm away, thumb down.
    2.Reach over top with your right hand until you can see your fingers in back.
    3.With your right hand, turn the palm of your left hand toward the ceiling.
    4.Stretch your left wrist by smoothly extending both hands away from you. Repeat five times, then switch.

    Tips
    • Keep your hands a little lower than your elbows, and your elbows a little lower than your shoulders.
    • Don’t use a vice grip. Just hold softly, like your one hand is glued to the other.
    • Keep One-Point as you do this and all ki exercises. Don’t become overly focused on what your hands are doing.
    • Watch your posture. Stand correctly, with your weight on the balls of your feet, heels just lightly touching the ground.
    • If you do this exercise in a seated position, sit forward in your chair, keep your back straight, chest out. Oh and by the way, relax.
    • Does it feel good? With all ki exercises, this is a real good way to test if you’re doing it right.
    • You should feel the stretch not just in the wrist, but all the way down the forearm, and even into the shoulder region.

  42. KiBasic said

    KI BASICS (1)

    Finding greater inner peace doesn’t have to be a vague, metaphysical pursuit. Aikido Kokikai offers you clear and pragmatic ideas to help you catch a better feeling today, and then grow that feeling throughout your life. These four basic principles can seem simple, or extraordinarily complex. But the amazing thing is, they seem to apply to absolutely everything we encounter in life.
    One-Point: What is it, where is it,
    and why you should care.

    Power comes from relaxation,
    not muscle.

    Sit up straight! Well, not that straight.
    (Finding correct posture for a stronger Ki state.)

    Positive Thinking is Ki.

    One Point
    Of the four principles in Aikido Kokikai, one-point is the one that is most likely to seem mysterious. After all, we tell people that if you concentrate your mind on this elusive place, you will be able to coordinate your mind and body and find your strongest state. How could there not be some kind of mystery to such a special place? How could one- point not be hard to find?

    The truth is, you’ve probably “found” one-point many times before in your life. It’s just that nobody called it “one-point” at the time. For whatever reason, you were doing something that you felt particularly happy and comfortable doing. You were calm, relaxed, and positive. You were keeping one-point.

    You see, one-point is not an invention of Aikido. It was a discovery made by Aikido practitioners. Now, Aikido (and it’s related exercises) may very well be the best way to discover one-point and reinforce it’s feeling. But one-point is not owned by Aikido. It is just a natural part of being a human being.
    So now we’ll give away the secret, and tell you just where one-point is located: It’s about two inches below your navel, within your lower abdomen. (Wasn’t nearly as mysterious as you had hoped, was it?) This is your body’s center of balance. The most powerful motions of the body originate here. And the calmest minds are concentrated here.
    It’s hard to say exactly why this this is the best place to concentrate your mind. But with a few minutes, and a friend to help out, you can see for yourself that one-point really works.
    Stand with your feet side by side, about shoulder width apart. Have your friend stand just to your side. Now think about the top of your head. Touch it with your hand, if that helps to concentrate your mind there.
    Have your friend place one hand just below your collar bone, and gently push toward your spine. Keep concentrating on your head. Do you feel balanced? Or do you start to tip over?
    Now stand the same way again. Only this time, place one finger on your lower abdomen, about two inches below your navel. Think about the place that you are touching. Have your friend push you again, gently, in the same manner as before. Keep concentrating on the place you are touching. Do you feel more stable? Try both ways a few times.
    You will find that when you keep one-point, you are harder to move. That’s the physical result. But you may also notice that you feel different when you keep one-point. You feel more comfortable and calm, although fully aware. You may not notice it, but your face will look more relaxed and serene. You are finding a more dependable state.
    That’s a fascinating thing about one-point. By concentrating the mind there, you become more stable both physically and mentally. And when someone tests you – as when you just had your friend press on your collar bone – it tells something about you mentally by the way you react physically.
    This really comes in handy. Because we can’t see your mind! But now we know that we can test your mind by testing your body. And this is a great way to learn about one- point and your overall mind/body state. When someone tests you in this way, we call it a ki test.
    Several of these ki tests are demonstrated in the Cool Ki Tricks section of this site. But since these ideas are so important to your understanding of one-point, we’ll talk about a couple more of them here.
    Stand, once again, with your feet side by side, about shoulder width apart. Concentrate your mind on one-point (don’t tense up your abdomen though). Have your friend once again gently test you by touching just below your collar bone and pushing toward your spine.
    Now, raise your hands up over your head, as though someone had just yelled “Stick ’em up!” Have your friend test you again. A little less stable? Most people are, because as they raise their hands, they raise one-point, too. Try doing it again, only this time feel as though your one-point goes down while your arms go up. Any better?
    There are plenty of way to test for the one-point feeling. Put one foot forward and then bend over as if you are going to tie your shoe. Have your friend push forward on your lower back. Or, bend backward and reach up as though you were changing a light bulb, and have your friend test on your collar bone. Each time, experiment with concentrating somewhere else, too, say the top of your head, your feet, or even on a point in front or behind you.
    The point of all this is to find out how you feel when you “pass the test”, that is, when you don’t move as you are being tested. When you don’t move, it suggests you are doing a pretty good job of keeping one-point. Does it feel a little different? A little calmer, more comfortable, a little less like striving? With ki testing, you can become very familiar with the feeling of one-point. You will be able to return to this state at will. It will become a natural part of your life.
    I remember when I first graduated from college and got my first real job. For the first time in my life, I had to get up early on a regular basis. And it felt horrible. I recall thinking, “Am I going to feel this lousy every morning for the rest of my life?” When I started practicing Aikido, I was happy to find that at least there was a way to feel better. If I got up in the morning and did ki exercises and caught that pleasant one-point feeling, pretty soon, I felt pretty good . And now, after a number of years of practice, I wake up and that pleasant feeling is right there waiting for me. It has become a natural part of my life.
    There are some other methods that I have found very effective at helping me to catch a one-point feeling. Rolls are one of them. You can learn more about forward and backwards rolls in the Ki Exercises section. But basically, they are a lot like doing a kid’s somersault. And if you do enough of them, they make you dizzy. Now, if you’re fortunate enough to have a big space with a soft surface, do several rolls – enough to make you feel a little dizzy – and then stand up. Feel like you’re going to fall over, or at least stumble? Try keeping one-point. The world will still be spinning, but you’ll feel more stable. It’s like the whole universe is spinning around your one-point. (Cool feeling, I think.)
    Exercises like this are great because they give you feedback on your feeling of one-point. Before, we got feedback by having a friend test you. Did you move, or not? That was your feedback. And it told you a lot about your physical and mental state. Now your feedback is, did you fall over, or not? Still excellent feedback, only now, you can do it on your own.
    You can experience the same feeling without rolling around on the ground. Just put your arms out to your sides (horizontal) and spin around and around in place. Keep one-point after you stop, and you’ll still feel very stable. I practice this same idea when I give my kids airplane rides outside (spinning them round and round in the air while holding under their arms). The plane rides last longer, now that Daddy knows a little bit about one-point.
    So experiment with your friends to catch a feeling of one-point. (Don’t just read about it – that will do you no good!) Try catching that feeling when you first wake up in the morning. Try finding one-point a few times during the day. And don’t get frustrated if you find it’s sometimes elusive. The challenge you face in undertanding one-point is what will make it a strong, resilient, and enduring part of your life.

  43. KiBasic said

    Ki Basic (2)
    Relax
    A number of years ago, at the end of a seminar taught by Aikido Kokikai founder Sensei Shuji Marauyama, I went up to Sensei to thank him. He had these words for me: “Oh, Jim. Everything’s perfect. Just more relaxed!”
    At first, I was pleased that he had such positive words for me. But as I thought about his comments, it seemed that what he was really saying was that everything needed a lot more work. In fact, he had pinpointed what was wrong with all of my Aikido, and it was exactly the thing that I had no idea how to fix: I was too stiff.
    Years later, I can confidently announce, “I’m still too stiff.” But happily, I’ve made significant progress in becoming more relaxed.
    Now relaxation sounds like a good idea to pretty much everyone. We don’t feel good when we’re stressed out. We know that being an uptight Type A personality can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.
    So how do you relax? Well, you can just let all your muscles go limp, and lie like a jellyfish on the floor. But how do you apply a feeling like that to daily life? You can’t. So on the surface, it seems as though you can’t be relaxed and do stuff, too. You need muscles to make the body move, to make things happen. So maybe relaxation is just something we do in our off hours, right?
    Thankfully, that’s not the case. Because with correct relaxation, our bodies and minds actually become more powerful. And right now, I’ll prove it to you. Or rather, I’ll let you prove it to yourself.
    Grab a friend and have him stand in front of you sideways, so that his left shoulder is toward you. Have him spread his feet about 3 feet apart. Now have him bend his left knee and lean toward you. Basically, we’re trying to set him up so that if you push on his left arm, he will feel very stable.
    Now, put both of your hands on his left upper arm, tense up the muscles in your arms, and push hard. Your friend should do his best to stay put. Does he move? Does it seem easy to push him? How hard are you working to achieve your results?
    Now, try again. Only this time, touch his left arm gently with your left hand. Move in close, and softly place your right hand on his lower back. Look forward (not at your friend), continue to hold gently, and simply walk. Feel as though he has no more weight than a little child.
    So, how’d you do the second time? (If you didn’t actually do it, stop reading and try it! Pull someone in off the street if you have to.) The lesson is, while relaxation sounds better in theory, it actually works better, too. (One time I asked Maruyama Sensei how he could be so relaxed, expecting him to tell me that it takes years and years of practice, or great concentration, or something like that. He simply said, “It’s the only way I can throw.” He literally meant that without being relaxed, he would find it impossible to throw big strong people.)
    So how are you going to get to be more relaxed? That’s a very hard question. Even when I look back at my own progress, it’s difficult to say how it happened. I can’t trace it to any particular realization. Relaxation always seemed to be much harder to understand than one-point, positive mind, and correct posture.
    But that, to me, is perhaps the key. When you keep one-point, or think positive, or have correct posture, things are just easier. You naturally act with greater relaxation. If you have correct posture while you’re shooting baskets, it requires less effort. If you concentrate your mind on one-point while you’re running, you won’t work as hard and you’ll last longer. If you believe you can lift a weight twelve times instead of your regular ten, you will be likely to succeed and it won’t seem as hard.
    In each of these cases, you will be learning about relaxation by working on one of the other three principles of Aikido Kokikai. (So there, I’ve managed to tell you how to relax without telling you anything about relaxation!) But it is one of the fascinating aspects of ki training that when you have correctly caught one of the ki principles, you have the other four, as well. If you are keeping one-point, you are more relaxed, too. If your posture is correct, you can’t help but feel more positive.
    But now, how about some specifics on how you can develop a greater feeling of relaxation, and apply it to your daily life? Here’s a little list.
    • One of the all time best ki exercises for understanding relaxation is also one of the simplest. It’s called Tekubi Furi Undo. You simply stand with your feet side by side, about shoulder width apart, weight primarily on the balls of your feet. Then, shake your hands quickly, so that the motion causes your heels to bounce slightly up and down. Then stop shaking, and just stand there enjoying the feeling for a moment. This is true relaxation! (Feels good, doesn’t it?) Do this a few times a day, then carry that slightly different, more relaxed feeling with you for a while.
    • Try practicing Aikido. Learning how to neutralize another person’s attack with Aikido is incredibly instructive in helping you find the correct relaxed feeling.That’s because Aikido actually rewards you when you are more relaxed, and “punishes” you when you’re not. (When you’re relaxed, technique works better. When you’re tense, throwing someone bigger than you may be next to impossible.) This delivers the logical proof your brain needs to believe relaxed is better. And it helps your body to become acquainted with how correct relaxation feels. Practice by practice, this feeling grows. Eventually, it permeates your whole life.
    • Tension in your hands creeps into the rest of your body. So when you hold a pen, or a mouse, or a baseball bat, do it gently, with the minimum effort necessary. Think of how you would hold a young child’s arm when near a busy street. You would not want her to be able to suddenly yank her arm from your grasp. But you would not want to grip so tightly that it might hurt her – you’d hold with a gentle but secure grip. This is how you should hold everything.
    • Practice Ki Exercises. Make them a regular part of your day. They feel good. And they have a wonderfully insidious way of helping you to become more relaxed.
    • One of the interesting facts about relaxation is that it is progressive. You can become more and more relaxed from now until the end of your life. Not everything provides such an opportunity for progress. If you wanted to develop more power in your body by lifting weights, you would eventually reach a point where you could make your muscles no larger. But if you strive to find greater power by developing your ability to relax, there is no limit to the progress you can make.
    • As long as we’re on the subject of lifting weights, let’s talk about that for a moment. Here’s an activity that seems to require the exact opposite of relaxation – you need to tense up your muscles. So how do you apply relaxation here? First, hold the bar gently, with a soft yet secure grip. If you plan on doing 10-12 repetitions, start out by lifting the weight with the absolute minimum muscle possible. Keep this feeling with each repetition – only using the amount of muscle you need to raised the weight. Don’t expend any unnecessary energy. As you reach the end of your set, you will feel like you have to give it everything. Fine – that is still the minimum muscle you need to raise the weight. If you work out in this manner, you will exercise the muscle more thoroughly. You will probably also find that you are able to do more repetitions.
    • Try to be just a little more relaxed each day, not completely relaxed right now. If you try for too much too soon, you find it hard to maintain your feeling of one- point and positive mind, and your posture will become incorrect. Enjoy the feeling of gradually becoming more relaxed. As Maruyama Sensei once told me, “Progress is happiness.”
    • Test your feeling of relaxation. Stand and tense up your body. Have a friend test you by placing her hand just below your collar bone and pushing gently toward your spine. Then shake your hands, relax your body, and have her test you again.
    • Play sports that provide immediate feedback on relaxation. Now, your performance in all sports will improve if you are more relaxed. But some sports just provide more obvious reinforcement for relaxation. If you put all your muscle into smashing a serve in tennis, and then you compare it to a more relaxed swing, how can you tell which is better? You won’t know which serve travelled faster. You may even think the first serve is better because you “put more into it”. If you had a radar gun to measure the speed of each serve, perhaps then you could see the benefits of relaxation. Shooting baskets, on the other hand, provides clear and immediate feedback on the effect of being relaxed: If you relax more, then more of your shots go in. (Try it. It’s really a facinating experiment.) Archery is the same way: Relaxation is rewarded with arrows that hit closer to your target.
    • Learn about Kokyu Dosa in the Cool Ki Tricks section. Try pushing a friend over with muscle, then try again with a soft, relaxed feeling. Practice Kokyu Dosa frequently with a like-minded friend. It’s a fascinating and fun exercise.
    • Sit in Seiza, close your eyes, and quietly “look” for parts of your body that hold excess tension. Relax them, then continue your search.
    Experiment with using tension and relaxation in everyday activities: walking, opening doors, writing, picking up your child. The act of using excess muscle to do something can often show the way toward doing that activity with greater relaxation.

  44. KiBasic said

    I remember thinking as a first grader that sitting up straight was somehow an important thing for me to be doing. At the time, it was primarily a matter of what I thought the teacher expected of us kids. But now, after practicing Aikido Kokikai for a number of years, I’ve realized that correct posture is far more important than it seemed back in grade school, when I sat in my little wooden chair with my back straight and my chest out. (Until, after a few minutes, I got sick of it and went back to slumping.)
    We’ve all heard that the mind leads the body. This is an important realization; that by changing what you believe, you can actually change what your body is capable of doing. But to bring things around full circle, it’s critical to understand that the body leads the mind, too. Stand up straight, walk tall, and you will actually think and feel better.
    But actually, it goes a lot further than that. The fact of the matter is, when your posture is correct (and we’ll talk about what we mean by “correct” in a moment), you are already doing a good job at that strange, mysterious, and elusive ki principle of keeping One-Point.
    Now isn’t that cool? Having correct posture actually helps you to be calmer, more relaxed, more physically and mentally stable. Hard to believe maybe. But you can actually put this to the test.
    We said elsewhere in this site that when you are keeping one-point, your body is more stable. We showed that if someone gently pushed your body when you were keeping one-point, you were less likely to lose your balance. So let’s test you for one-point, without even thinking about one-point. We’ll only think about having correct posture.
    Stand up, feet side by side, weight on your heels, shoulders kind of slumped. Have someone touch just below your collar bone and gently push toward your spine. Pretty unstable, right?
    Now stand again with your feet side by side. Only this time, put your weight on the balls of your feet, so your heels just lightly touch the floor. Push your chest out slightly. Hold you head upright and look straight forward. Lean ever so slightly forward from your hips. Then have your friend test you again in the same manner. Any better?
    Chances are, you were more stable the second time around. In fact, you probably tested about as well as you would have had you been thinking about keeping one- point. Well, that’s because when your posture is correct, you are naturally keeping one-point. Neat, huh?
    Now all of that was just to show you the importance of correct posture. It isn’t about improving the way you look (although it does), or some strange kind of self- discipline. It’s about helping you find a better mind/body state. Finding correct posture actually feels good.
    So lets talk about what’s correct for a few different postures. And then we’ll show you what’s correct with our cool Shockwave and Quicktime VR movies. (If you haven’t got the Shockwave or Quicktime plug-ins, now would be a good time to download them.)
    Okay. So how about just standing? I can’t tell you how many people I see standing around that I know would feel so much better if they just changed their posture slightly. (And this really is about feeling better.) So here’s what to do.

    Natural Stance Instructions
    1. Stand with your feet side by side, about shoulder width apart.
    2. Raise up on the balls of your feet.
    3. Now gradually lower your heels until they just barely touch the floor.
    4. Push your sternum out slightly.
    5. Tuck your chin in a little.
    6. And, this is going to feel a little weird, lean forward ever so slightly from your hips.
    (Roll your cursor over the photo at the left for a few additional tips.)
    There. Now you should feel completely stiff and unnatural. Which, of course, is not our goal. But the point is to help your body feel something a little different. Maybe even go a little too far in our adjustments. Then you can gradually make changes and find what is truly correct for you.

    The way to make those changes is ki testing – having someone gently push your body from various angles to see if you remain stable. And we said gently! Here’s how to have your friend push:
    Tests for Natural Stance
    • Touch just below the collor bone and gently press toward the spine.
    • Touch the lower back and push directly forward.
    • Hold an ankle and lift up.
    • Grasp a wrist and lift directly up toward the shoulder.
    If you move a little, make a slight adjustment to your posture then have your friend test you again. Don’t try to resist her push! This is just to find out something about your current posture. If you fall over, fine. Change something and try again. But test in a spirit of cooperation. If you feel frustrated by the tests, then tell your friend not to push so hard.
    Seiza is a wonderful posture. Just sitting in this manner gives me a wonderfully comfortable feeling of one-point. But this posture is certainly not part of the typical Westerner’s “posture repertoire”. So don’t be surprised if it’s a little hard at first. (Note: If you have bad knees, this is probably not for you.)

    Seiza Instructions
    1. Kneel on the floor with your knees about three fists apart.
    2. Sit so that your bottom touches, but does not rest on, your heels. (Your thigh muscles have to do a little work here.)
    3. Place your palms on your thighs, right near your pelvis.
    4. Sit up straight, so that there is a slight concave curve in your lower back.
    5. Push your sternum out slightly.
    6. Tuck your chin in a little.
    (Roll your cursor over the photo at the left for a few additional tips.)
    How are you doing? Can’t wait to get up? Though sitting in seiza may seem like punishment, if you can get past the initial challenge, it really does begin to feel great. (Just to be clear here: I don’t mean it will feel great today. I mean after a couple of months. Sorry – but it really is worth the effort.)

    Once again, having someone test your posture will help you make the right adjustments. Here’s how to have a friend test you. (Remember: Gently! We’re not trying to upset someone’s posture here. Rather, we just want to give that person a little feedback so he can make his posture more stable.)
    Tests for Seiza
    • Place both hands high on the chest, just below the collar bone, and press forward and slightly down.
    • Place one hand on the lower back and press forward.
    • Hold under the knee and lift up.
    • Hold a wrist and gently lift up.
    Sitting in seiza for just a few minutes a day does wonderful things for your mind/body state. If I do nothing else that’s ki-related in the morning, if it’s too late to do any ki exercises or stretching, I will still sit in seiza for a few moments. It changes the whole character of my day.
    (Drag your cursor over the photo at the left to see Seiza from all directions. If the QuickTime VR file of Seiza didn’t download automatically, you can get it now.)
    Here’s another seated posture – one that is probably more familiar. But you may be surprised at how you can make it feel better and be more stable.
    Sitting Crosslegged Instructions (And you thought you already knew how.)
    1. Sit on the floor and cross your legs.
    2. Let you knees drop to the lowest level that is comfortable.
    3. Make your back relatively straight (in this posture, there will not be much curve to your lower back).
    4. Push your chest out slightly.
    5. Tuck your chin in a little.
    6. Look forward.
    That’s not so bad, is it? (Kind of a little reward for all you people who just tried sitting in seiza.) Now, of course, when you’re in any of these postures, you can also think about keeping one-point, being relaxed, and feeling positive. But the point is, you don’t have to, because finding correct posture, by itself, reinforces these feelings.
    Here are some tests for this posture. (It’s kind of interesting: Though the posture is easier, the tests are harder to pass.)
    Tests for Sitting Cross Legged
    • Touch high on the chest with both hands, just below the collar bone, and push forward and slightly down. (Test very gently. With this test, most people have the stability of a Weeble.)
    • Stand behind, and place the palms of both hands on the upper back by the shoulder blades, and push forward.
    • Here’s the toughest one to pass: Hold under the knee and lift upward.
    (That last test is almost impossible. Keep practicing, keep one-point, and gradually, you will feel more stable.)
    This is a good posture for sitting in when you’re watching TV. (In case you find it hard to enjoy your favorite show when you’re sitting in seiza.)
    Now, you can check for correct posture no matter what activity you are involved with. Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, helped Sadaharu Oh find the correct posture for batting, and therefore helped him to become the Japanese Home Run King. There are photographs of Koichi Tohei Sensei in one of his books helping a golfer find the correct posture for his swing. Determine what postures are important for you, for your sport, and for your life.
    Do you spend a lot of time working at a computer terminal? Holding a child? Standing behind a counter? This time can be spent in ki training. Ask yourself, how can I make adjustments to these postures the way I did for natural stance and sitting on the floor? Try making these adjustments. Do they make you feel better? This is an important question to ask yourself.
    Then, have someone test you. One of my students was a kayaker. She said that when the water was rough, it made kayaking much harder because you had to work hard to maintain your balance. So I had her sit on the floor in the same posture as she would have had in her boat, then tested her from the front, the back and the sides. In this manner, I simply provided the same ki tests that the wind and the water did when she was in her boat.
    Have someone check the various postures that are important to your life. Make changes. Then consistently apply those changes to your daily life.

    Positive Mind
    When I first started practicing Aikido, there was a banner at the front of the room with the four basic principles of Aikido printed on it. One of those four principles was “Extend Ki”. I imagined that somehow, perhaps after years of training, or through some sudden revelation, I would discover what Ki was, and – if I was real lucky – how exactly you “extend” it.
    But then Maruyama Sensei made things a whole lot simpler for me. One day, he changed what that principle said. He changed it to “Develop your positive mind.” After that, things started to get a bit more clear. Ki, it turned out, was not some magical power foreign to most humans. It was something that most of us had already experienced. Ki was thinking positive, believing in yourself, having faith, being the proverbial “litte engine that could.”
    So then what’s the big deal about Ki, or positive mind? We all know that it’s important to believe in ourselves. Norman Vincent Peale wrote about that years ago in his very famous book, The Power of Positive Thinking, which was all about how if you believed in something, you could make it happen. But the reality is, sometimes it feels like it’s almost impossible to have that kind of belief in yourself. That’s where Ki training comes in. The Ki training outlined in this site, and practiced in Aikido, can make that strong, unshakeable confidence in yourself as natural to you as breathing.
    Here’s how. When you truly feel you can accomplish something, you’re not nervous or tense about it. You’re calm, relaxed, even your posture will probably reflect your confidence in yourself. Well – surprise – calmness, relaxation, and correct posture (along with positive thinking) are the four basic principles of Kokikai Aikido. So what’s the point? They’re all interrelated. Inseparable, actually. If you think positive (believe in yourself), you’ll be more calm and relaxed. But equally true, if you develop your ability to be calm and relaxed (through Ki training), you’ll automatically have greater faith in yourself.
    And what good is that? Well, Aikido shows us that the mind leads the body. But a whole lot of people (myself included) believe that the mind leads pretty much everything else, as well, whether it be success in business, gold medals at the olympics, recovery from cancer, or happiness at home. Almost anything great that has ever been accomplished in this world was preceded by the belief that it could be accomplished, residing in some brave person’s mind.
    That is really the true goal – and the true reward – of Ki training and Aikido practice: Success at whatever is important to you. The development of your full potential as a human being. So here are some specifics on how to go about it.
    – Practice Ki Exercises. Next to my actual practice of Aikido, these exercises have been the greatest help to me in achieving a more positive mind. They may not seem like much when you first practice them. But if you do them a few times a week (preferably, every day in the morning), the long term effect will be enormous. Read about them, look at the pictures, watch the mini-videos. Then practice them consistently. They really feel good. I don’t practice them because of some pay-off I expect years from now. I practice them because they make me feel better today.
    – Work on the Cool Ki Tricks on this site. These ideas are all about positive mind: Making it impossible for someone to bend your relaxed arm. Making it hard for two people to lift you off the ground. These things are only possible through positive thinking. When you catch onto these ideas, you’ll have a much better grasp of what having a positive mind feels like. That’s the big first step. After that, it’s just a matter of making that feeling grow stronger and stronger.
    – Practice believing in your ability to make a change. “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so,” said a character in one of Mark Twain’s books. Once you believe something, though, you drastically increase the odds of making it so. Work on telling yourself that you have the ability to do something that’s important to you. (“I know I can get this web site finished,” might have been a good one for me.) Just keep telling yourself what you want to believe, day after day, several times a day – especially right when you get up in the morning, and just before you go to bed at night. You may not truly believe your words at first. But if you just keep at it, your “common sense” will give up, and you’ll end up believing. Then you’ll end up doing.
    – A positive mind isn’t developed by believing you can do easy things, and then succeeding. It’s developed by believing hard things, and failing. (“Okay,” you’re thinking, “this guy has finally lost it.”) Think about it. If you believe you can stand up, then you stand up, have you really developed your ability to think positive? That would be like Arnold Scwarzenegger thinking he could develop bigger biceps by curling a five pound dumbell. But if you were constrained to a wheel chair, and each day you believed you were going to stand up, and you gave it a Herculean effort, and failed, but then continued to believe you had the ability to stand within you, man, you’d be developing an incredibly positive mind.
    – One of the ideas in the Cool Ki tricks section is called Kokyu Dosa. It’s kind of like a pushing exercise with Ki for two people. (If you haven’t read about it yet, you may want to do that now.) It’s gotten so that it’s pretty easy for me to prevent most of my students from pushing me over. But as much as I enjoy that (and I admit it, I enjoy it quite a bit!), it’s really more beneficial for them than it is for me. Because it gives them the chance to believe they can push me over, in the face of failure each time. The opportunity for making progress is much greater for them. So find some big lug – or better yet, a small lug who’s proficient at Aikido – to practice Kokyu Dosa with. The continual challenge of getting this person to move is a great way to develop your ability to think positive.
    – Aikido is not a religion. But the founder of Aikido said something quite interesting about its relationship to religion. What he said (and this may not be an exact quote, because I don’t recall where I read it) was, “Aikido perfects and completes all religions.” So if you have some kind of religious faith, you may want to think about how Aikido principles apply – particularly the idea of positive mind. Personally, I don’t know how anyone has ever begun to understand faith without some experience in Aikido.
    – Positive mind isn’t just believing in yourself. It’s really believing in your world, your fellow humans, your universe. I think it’s a little hard to just think good things about all that’s around you. It’s hard to just let go of your prejudices, biases, and preconceived notions. But through Ki training or Aikido practice, you can gradually change the way you feel about your world, without really even trying. It’s like driving home from work when you’re sick. You look around, and the whole world seems miserable. The buildings look grayer. The people look less friendly. Then a couple days later, when you’re feeling better, you look around and everything looks great! Well, the world didn’t change – you did. In a similar way, Ki training is going to make you feel better. And your thoughts about everything around you will become more positive as an inevitable result.
    “Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.” – St. Augustine

  45. hengky lesmana said

    #38 until 44 : Thanks a lot for your coming and sharing.

    Infonya panjang banget… tapi bermanfaat! Lebih baik lagi tolong disertakan sumber asli atau link atau penulisnya. Mtrnwn.
    VIVA AIKIDO.

  46. hamdah said

    info nya kereeen… txs.. jd tambah ilmu nih..

  47. cahyo said

    unagaisimasu,..

    saya mau bertanya apa sebenarnya yang membedakan antara aliran aikido yang satu dengan yang lain?
    dan apa yang membedakan antara club aikido yang satu dengan yang lain?

    menurut saya, semua aikido pada dasarnya adalah sama hnaya saja bagaimana para sensei sensei kita mengajarkanya kembali kepada kita. ada yang sesuai dan ada juga yang tidak sesuai.

  48. Dendi, Jakarta said

    hanya masukan saja,

    pada dasarnya semua sensei sensei aikido kita adalah yang terbaik. mereka memiliki keahlian tersendiri yang tidak dimiliki oleh sensei yang lainya.
    oleh karna itu kita harusnya bangga dengan keahlian dan karakteristik dari guru kita. jangan pernah membandingkan antara sensei kita dengan sensei yang lainya, karena hasilnya adalah sesuatu yang nihil. tetapi kita harus saling menghargai setiap sensei yang ada dan kita miliki, karena mereka adalah salah satu yang membuat aikido tetap eksis dan dikenal di indonesia.

    maju terus aikido indonesia….
    trims

  49. Tom said

    Nama saya Tom,
    Saya tertarik untuk ikut aikido namun saya bingung ikut yang aliran mana ? dan dojo yang mana ?
    Lokasi domisili saya Jakarta Pusat dekat Gajah Mada Plaza. Tolong beri saya saran ?? Thks.

  50. Kepada Yth. Pengunjung sekalian yang berbahagia,

    Beberapa waktu belakangan, blog ini kerap kali menerima tulisan-tulisan /komentar-komentar yang berpotensi menimbulkan salah penafsiran, kesalahpahaman dan perselisihan di antara peminat dan praktisi aikido. Tulisan/ komentar tersebut sangat dimungkinkan berasal dari orang dan lokasi yang sama dengan maksud-maksud tertentu. Sehingga, demi untuk menghindari dampak negatif yang mungkin ditimbulkannya, maka selanjutnya tulisan & komentar di blog ini akan dimoderasi.

    Terima kasih atas perhatiannya dan kami sangat mendukung partisipasi aktif saudara-saudara sekalian yang berniat baik di blog ini.

    Regards,
    Admin

  51. Dio said

    Salam kenal,…

    Mohon info-nya, dengan begitu byk club, grup, yayasan,afiliasi apakah sylabus yg dipakai sama ? Tingkatan(grading) apa jg sama ? Kualitas lulusan dr sisi keilmuannya sama? Maksud saya, apa kah kyu-1 dr club A sama trampilnya dg kyu-1 dr club B ? Dg asumsi faktor lain dianggap sama.Kl ada berbagai style, apa main core nya sama ? Lalu letak pebedaanya di mana ?

    Terus terang saya bukan aikidoka,maaf kl istilahnya salah atau pengamatan sy yg salah. Tetapi sebagai orang awam hal di atas cukup membingungkan. Karena penasaran saya mengunjungi beberapa dojo (4 dojo)dg aliran yg berbeda, dg maksud untuk memperoleh info . Hasilnya tetap masih kurang memuaskan. Ada style yg pd tahap awal sudah mengajarkan pengunaan senjata (ken & jo), ada yg belum. Ada yg tahap awal hanya belajar kaiten (ukemi)& tai sabaki.

    Sepertinya mereka kurang bisa menjelaskan (atau malah bingung ?)Malah cenderung sibuk menjelaskan kl tempatnya lebih bagus, lebih murah.(lho kok sibuk jualan?)

    Agar tidak menyinggung pihak” tertentu sy sengaja tidak mencantumkan nama dojo yg telah sy kunjungi. Mengenai pengunaan senjata, apakah aman untuk kelas anak ? Maksud sy apakah anak tidak ingin “mencoba” thd temannya di luar dojo ?

    Diluar itu semua, saya kagum atas perkembangan aikido yg begitu pesat di Indonesia.Besar harapan sy agar para sesepuh tetap menjaga kualitas dan kemurnian dari sisi keilmuannya.SALUT!

  52. hengky lesmana said

    #51 :

    Dengan begitu banyaknya club, grup, yayasan, dan afiliasi, ini menunjukkan adanya keragaman yang berkembang dalam seni bela diri aikido.

    Perbedaan aliran ataupun kumpulan (baca : oraganisasi/club/dll) dalam perkembangan aikido mungkin adalah sesuatu yang lazim, seperti banyak pula terjadi pada seni bela diri lainnya.

    Keragaman dapat bersumber dari perbedaan-perbedaan tertentu dalam memandang dan menterjemahkan aikido itu sendiri, yang pada akhirnya menyebabkan munculnya aliran2 atau kumpulan/organisasi aikido yang “baru”.

    Apakah materi atau sylabus yang dipakai beragam club, grup, yayasan, afiliasi itu sama?

    #Mungkin belum ada survei atau kajian yang secara spesifik membahas masalah ini😉. Jadi, perlu ada kevalidan informasi untuk menyatakan apakah mereka semua menggunakan materi, sylabus, sistem tingkatan ataupun metode pengajaran aikido yang sama.

    Umumnya, masing-masing dojo mempunyai afiliasi atau mengiduk pada organisasi aikido tingkat pusat di Jepang sana, sehingga semestinya secara prinsip filosofi dan materi-materi dasar aikido yang diajarkan adalah sama.

    Masing-masing dojo biasannya mempunyai kebijakan dan sistem pengajaran yang mungkin saja berbeda.
    Terutama pada tataran pelaksanaan pengajaran waza aikido, biasanya teknis pengajarannya juga sangat bergantung pada sistem pengajaran yang digunakan dan keahlian mengajar masing-masing personal sensei di dojo tersebut.

    …”Karena penasaran saya mengunjungi beberapa dojo (4 dojo)dg aliran yg berbeda, dg maksud untuk memperoleh info . Hasilnya tetap masih kurang memuaskan. Ada style yg pd tahap awal sudah mengajarkan pengunaan senjata (ken & jo), ada yg belum. Ada yg tahap awal hanya belajar kaiten (ukemi)& tai sabaki”…

    #Hal ini berkaitan dengan sistem pengajaran yang diterapkan sensei di dojo tersebut, dan tentu saja mereka mempunyai pertimbangan-pertimbangan tertentu yang bertujuan untuk lebih memudahkan murid-muridnya dalam memahami waza-waza aikido, yang teknis pergerakannya dahulu kala banyak juga bersumber dari gerakan-gerakan menggunakan senjata, seperti ken (pedang) dan jo (tongkat). Demikian pula ada sensei yang pada tahap awal sangat menekankan pada teknik-teknik dasar gerakan kaki, berputar, keseimbangan, mengalir, ataupun jatuhan ukemi, karena mempertimbangkan bahwa seorang pemula yang belajar aikido harus menguasai teknik2 dasar aikido terlebih dahulu, sehingga nantinya dapat melakukan waza-waza dengan “sempurna”.

    Pendek kata, perbedaan dalam perkembangan dan pelaksanaan aikido memang mungkin saja terjadi, namun masih tetap dalam lingkup mengikuti prinsip-prinsip dasar (main core) aikido itu sendiri.

    Tentang kualitas output masing-masing dojo, tidak perlu dipertanyakan, karena antara satu dengan lainnya pasti mempunyai kelebihan dan kekurangannya masing-masing. Dengan banyaknya ragam dojo aikido sebenarnya justru memberikan kazanah tersendiri dan memberikan warna perkembangan aikido menjadi lebih lengkap dan saling melengkapi satu sama lain.

    Untuk mendapatkan tempat belajar yang terbaik adalah dengan datang belajar di banyak tempat-tempat belajar, karena kita tidak tahu tempat-tempat mana yang akan memberikan manfaat yang terbaik bagi diri kita.

    Aikido untuk anak, sebenarnya ada kelas tersendiri, yang disesuaikan dengan psikologi dan usia si anak. Dan setahu saya tidak semua dojo mengadakan kelas anak.

    Maturnuwun,
    Mohon maaf lahir batin jika ada salahnya.😉

  53. Dio said

    Mas Hengky Lesmana, terima kasih atas tanggapan dan masukannya. Sangat membantu kok. Domisili saya di Jakarta, di kota ini pilihanya banyak untuk latihan beladiri. Saking banyaknya bingung sendiri. Mana yg valid mana yg sekedar kumpul-kumpul. Karena latar belakang saya dosen, yg kebetulan pencinta seni beladiri. Saya lebih memperhatikan dr sisi keilmuannya. Saya sendiri sudah 10 thn tidak berlatih, tidak terikat dg dojo mana pun. Tetapi saya selalu setia mengamatin perkembangan seni beladiri di tahah air.

    Ketiga anak saya saat ini berlatih pada dojo dan perguruan yg berbeda. Saya sesuaikan dg karakter mereka masing-masing. Harapan saya agar mereka dpt berkembang secara optimal sesuai dg karakter masing-masing. Saya mengenal beladiri sejak tahun 1983, sy berhenti berlatih kira-kira 10 th lalu. Karena alasan pekerjaan dan kesibukan. Saya pernah tercatat di 4 perguruan, rata-rata sampai kyu 1 (atau setara jika mengunakan pola beladiri jepang). Oh iya, saya pernah berlatih di sasana tinju selama 6 bulan. Ini tidak tercatat soalnya yg melatih om saya. Hehehehe ^_^!

    Kenapa saya posting di sini ? Dari semua forum beladiri yg ada rasanya forum ini termaksuk yg paling aktif. Sementara rasa ingin tahu saya tentang aikido belum terpuaskan. Alasan ke-2, saya kangen dengan kota Malang. Semasa kecil, saya banyak menghabiskan liburan di kota malang, Mungkin 1 tahun 2-3 kali saya ke malang. Tepatnya di jl. Batujajar. Saya afal betul seluk beluk kota malang tempo doeloe.Yah, cukup mengobati rasa kangen saya lah! Walaupun hanya dapat berita aikidonya. Tapi kan tetep berita dari Malang. Semoga tetep rajin latihannya, Sukses Selalu !

  54. sahuri said

    di tegal ada cabangnya ga?
    klo ada minta alamat dan no tlpnya?

  55. Dojong said

    Thanks admin yg dah bersedia merawat website ini dgn sabar.
    Ini tentu bisa dimungkinkan hanya atas dasar kecintaan anda dan team pada aikido.

    Banyak info yang bisa saya nikmati di sini, sekaligus sedih juga lihat segelintir orang yg berbicara atas nama harmony dan perdamaian dalam suasana yang bertolak belakang. Mudah2an itu bukan karena hegemoni pribadi atau keblinger dengan seniorisme ya..

    Peace..

  56. Samy Jakarta said

    Ada sedikit info, saya sudah lama ingin memberitahu dan menklarifikasi masalah Apakah AIKIDO-REFLOW tergabung dalam Kobayashi dojo JAPAN.dan menurut saya skarang adalah waktu yg tepat.
    jawabanya adalah IYA, dan dapat dilihat langsung dari foto2 yang ada di websitenya. http://www.aikido-reflow.com
    sedikit masukan sekarang sudah banyak anggota dari kobayashi dojo JAPAN, spt Dojo Bandung dll.
    sukses slalu

  57. wahyu said

    halo komandan, mana itu mas johan, sini melatih di kendari, saya kesepian di kendari tidak ada teman banting membanting………
    daripada diskusi, mending diskusi di atas rumput kota kendari bagaimana as johan, jhon, hengki da semua angkatan aikido malang 2005..
    uda pernah makan coto makassar ???? mantap komandanku

  58. wahyu said

    selamat menempuh kamar pengantin buat pak henk

  59. hengky lesmana said

    halo jo! pa kabar bos wahyu? datanglah liburan ke malang. btw, udah betah nih di kendari? sampek gak pulang2… sampai kapan disana?

    aniwei, tengkyu bro!

  60. nuggie said

    Dojo di probolinggo ada gak mas? kapan ya ada?
    saya sangat tertarik untuk belajar aikido..

  61. Vida Helena said

    Setelah membaca isi komen di website ini, pengetahuan saya diperbanyak. Thanks to all…

    Anyway, sebagai orang yang pernah belajar aikido di berbagai perguruan (luar dan dalam negeri), saya semakin melihat bahwa segala ilmu dikembalikan pada diri masing-masing.

    Ketika saya bertemu dg mreka-mreka yang aktif latihan aikido atw karate, dll,.mreka yg benar-benar menjiwai, barulah memetik buahnya.

  62. Salam kenal dan persahabatan dari kami, aikido lampung

  63. fai said

    Onegai shimasu …. salam kenai buat sempai en sensei

  64. jody_malang said

    saya pernah mempelajari beberapa seni beladiri (tendangan, graping n choke) hingga pilihan akhir saya menjadi aikidoka.. saya suka filsafahnya.. juga manfaatnya..
    untuk itu apapun aliran aikido,perbedaan organisasi, bagi saya itu wajar saja.. yang dipelajari toh..ilmu aikidonya..
    kita dari indonesia, berbeda itu biasa,, pandang saja perbedaan itu sebagai berkah tuhan sebagai warna dunia..
    forum ini berangkat dari tujuan mulia, mohon jangan ada pihak yg memakai forum ini untuk menjatuhkan yg lain. debat panjang saling menjatuhkan?? gak malu ama yg baca?? kita2 ini juga udah tua.. (inget filsafah damai aikido dong..

    buat sizen dojo thx atas infonya.. sangat berguna….
    kapan nih Embukai bareng ma semua dojo aikido se JATIM?? kita tunjukkan kebersamaan kita…

  65. Wisnu said

    Apakah sudah ada dojo Aikido di Samarinda ?
    saya tertarik untuk ikut latihan.

    thx

  66. marc stephen said

    hi,

    chek it out for huge video compilation about aikido here http://www.tube911.com/browse-aikido-videos-1-date.html

    thanks,

  67. m.reza said

    kak saya juga niat ingin ikut aikido tapi ada ga teman sepantar saya yaitu kls 2 smp

  68. g said

    ho-oh yah, jd pengen jg join aikido…
    Ke, ke, ke… aikido bandung mana ini teh, cuma satu itu ajah di Jalan pajajaran… lha yg lain ga ada gituh?

    Request complete info dung…. bagi yg tau.

  69. basuki said

    jadwal latihan setiap minggunya selain hari senin dan jum’at tdk ada lagi kah?

  70. siska andriani said

    dojo di Purwokerto kapan dibuka…..

  71. epul said

    kapan jodo kita d buk

  72. epul said

    sayah dojo..?
    jamika 10

    nama guru :kanf dedih teh imas kang agus kang asep
    nama karate :bandung karte club
    nama tempat : pasantren dalam 😀

  73. epul said

    nama murid kang dedih …?
    banyak sekalihhh dehhh ga yangka gue..? :p

  74. murid yg d jodo..?
    jamika10
    murud yah : epul.saskia.irvin.adis,cecep,kiki.rizki,iksan,dicki,rian,mega,pipit,aldo,dede,baim,

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  80. zul fadly said

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