— September 25, 2018

Offensive Technique in Aikido

SHOMEN-UCHI IKKYO is one of the most basic techniques in Aikido. It consists of gripping an attacker's arm with both hands and…

— July 20, 2018

Levels of Technique in Aikido Training

Levels of Technique in Aikido Training There are four levels of technique in Aikido training. KATAI (rigid) YAWARAKAI…

— April 24, 2018

Aikido is not a Martial Art. It is Budo

During a keiko Saito Hitohira sensei talked about Aikido training. He talked about being a good uke and what points you should…

— March 16, 2018

Choosing Partners by T.K. Chiba sensei

Choosing Partners, by T.K. Chiba sensei, 8th dan. It is always enjoyable to work with a partner you know and who understands…

— January 22, 2018

Kai-cho Saito Hitohira seminar cancelled

Kai-cho Saito Hitohira has has informed that he is unable to travel internationally in 2018. He has made this decision to take…

— November 30, 2017

New Mobile Layout Launched

The site now has a dedicated mobile layout intended to make life a little easier when using your phone to browse the site.

— November 24, 2017

Training with Chiba Sensei

The grand finale of each week at the Homb Tokyo was Chiba Sensei’s Friday afternoon class. The term “battleground” comes to…

— October 25, 2017

Atemi and weapons training...

Often I shall take up a bokken adopt seigan or yodan kamae and ask that uke attack me empty handed. However spirited he may be…

— September 6, 2017

Relations with other Martial Arts...

Relations with other Martial Arts.......... Aiki (as distinct from Aikido) is the origin of all martial arts. This is what…

— August 14, 2017

Saito Sensei's Teachings

Saito Sensei’s effectiveness as a teacher was indeed remarkable. And this was achieved without knowledge of the language of his…

— August 9, 2017

Website back up and running!

We are back! You may have noticed that for some time now we have been done. Well, this was all due to a DNS issue that has…

— March 29, 2017

What is the purpose of doing suwari waza?

What is the purpose of doing suwari waza? Should we not just be focusing on standing techniques? It’s practiced for the sake of…