One of the most elusive and difficult concepts for westerners to understand is the Japanese concept of ‘ki’ (気). For Aikido practitioners, ki is usually translated as ‘energy.’ In it’s simplest form, it’s the kinetic energy that an Aikidoist takes from an attacker and redirects to perform a throw or take the aggressor to theRead more about How the ‘Ki’ of Aikido Can Help You Face Life’s Challenges[…]
The world can be a pretty scary place, and it’s a good idea to learn how to defend yourself. We’re constantly hearing in the media about the latest mass shooting or terrorist attack. So it’s a natural reaction to ask yourself, “What would I do if I were in that situation?” Of course, these incidentsRead more about How to Be Prepared for Anything[…]
One of the many benefits of training Aikido is that it can build and strengthen team relationships and teach effective conflict resolution. Aikido is known as the Way of Harmony for good reason: it teaches you how to harmonize with yourself, others, and the world around you. Although this is a very lofty goal, founderRead more about Aikido Training for Team Development[…]
Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to support Aikido Mountain West as they host Kayla Feder Sensei (6th dan). The seminar will be held April 20-22, 2018, at Aikido Mountain West, 370 W Ironwood Dr, Salt Lake City. For session times and details, download the seminar flyer here.
Aikido of Salt Lake invites you to join us a for a Shinnenkai on Saturday, January 13, 2018, to celebrate the beginning of the new year. Everyone is welcome whether you are currently training with us or not. The Shinnenkai will be held at 7 p.m. at: Himalayan Kitchen 360 S State St Salt LakeRead more about 2018 Shinnenkai, Saturday, Jan. 13[…]
3rd International Seminar, November 17-19, 2017 With Roberto Maruyama Sensei, Aikikai 7th Dan Aikido of Salt Lake is pleased to invite you to the 3rd International Seminar with Roberto Nobuhiko Maruyama Sensei (7th dan) of São Paulo, Brazil, Nov. 17-19, 2017. He will be accompanied by two 4th dan, two 3rd dan, and two 2ndRead more about International Seminar with Maruyama Sensei, Nov. 17-19, 2017[…]
Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to support Aikido Mountain West as they host Michelle Simone Sensei (4th dan). The seminar will be held November 10-12, 2017, at Aikido Mountain West, 370 W Ironwood Dr, Salt Lake City.
Aikido of Salt Lake encourages you to support Jyushinkan Dojo at Utah State University in Logan as they host James Nakayama Sensei (7th dan). The seminar will be held September 15 – 17, 2017, at HPER Physical Ed. Complex, Utah State University, 850 East 700 North, Logan, UT 84321. Pre-registration deadline is 8/31/17. For session times and seminarRead more about Aikido Seminar: James Nakayama Sensei (7th dan)[…]
Please join us for a nomikai next Saturday, Aug. 26, starting at 7 p.m. at Philippe’s house. The nomikai will be pot luck, so bring a food item or beverage to share. Come and join us even if you aren’t actively training with us. We would love to see you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if youRead more about Nomikai, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017[…]
By Roberto N. Maruyama – 7th Dan Aikikai Translated from Portuguese by Philippe Wyffels – 4th Dan Aikikai and revised by Gerald Carpenter – 2nd Dan Aikikai This article is in response to the published results of the Aikido Journal survey about the “Future of Aikido” that the broader Aikido community participated in afterRead more about A Perspective on the Future of Aikido[…]