The Evolution of Era of Eternity and Practice

Hello, I am Sugawara, your instructor.
In the previous and previous issues, we have discussed how to improve aikido from the perspective of preparation and review.

In this issue, I would like to change the topic completely and talk about how we design our aikido training.

Genealogy of Guidance

I put a lot of thought into designing my aikido training, but what I place particular importance on is that my students understand aikido twice as fast as I understand it.

I have been taught Aikido by wonderful teachers. Malick Sensei from England, Chris Sensei from the U.S., and Payet Sensei from France have taught me the essence of the world wide world with great care.

What would I tell someone who is about to start aikido? It is really difficult, but I would like to systematize the essence of what I was taught in my own way and compile it so that what took me a year to learn can be understood in six months.

I'd like you to hit the wall as much as I did.

I am often tempted to say to my aikido students and juniors, "Try to do the same thing I did. When I see someone who has felt the same problems as I have in the past, I want to put on a senior air and say, "You hit a wall, I used to, too.

It is a very good feeling when you have the air of seniority. It is easy to feel superior and all-powerful. It's easy to justify that "this obstacle was necessary for him.

But I don't think this feeling is sincere for aikido.

Don't let aikido stagnate on your turn.

If your students have the same problems as you, you are stagnating the teachings that your predecessors have evolved in your place after all.

If you know from your own experience where you are going to get pinched beforehand, you can help future aikidoists to go further.

For example, (this may sound geeky, but) if you have trouble keeping your center of gravity low when performing a throwing technique, it is actually quite easy to solve this problem by simply stretching your groin before practice, rather than repeatedly practicing the technique.

The concept of "fad" is a concept that is "not easily changed.

Aikido has a 100-year history and is nicely systematized. It contains important messages, especially in spirituality, that have been forgotten in the modern world. However, I do not believe that everything from the past is the one and only correct answer.

The important thing is to keep the old-fashioned ideas and elements while updating them to modern methodologies. I was taught this concept later."Untouchable."They say.


What is important in an aikido class is to have students improve twice as fast as they can. This attitude expresses our respect for our aikido predecessors, and comes from our responsibility to evolve aikido, and in accordance with the idea of "furyu", which means to reconstruct aikido in a modern way while respecting the traditional way of thinking. I want to

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