Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sakura Matsuri Picture Highlights – 2011

Earlier this month the annual Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom) Japanese Cultural Festival was held in Seattle Center.  This marked the 8th year that Northwest Martial Arts performed Aikido for the festival. For last few years, the martial arts demonstrations have … Continue reading

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Kiai for self-defense…and other things

Here’s an interesting article by Al Peasland regarding the use of Kiai.  I particularly like the part near the end about being able to flip your switch.  In the past I’ve spoken about this in class – we have to … Continue reading

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