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Okin Jap buttons resizedJAPANESE & OKINAWAN martial arts span hundreds of years. These arts fall into two main traditions: Budo (martial ways) and Bujutsu (martial arts), with two of the most popular categories of arts being karate and aikido.

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Timing in Traditional Martial Arts

Timing in Traditional Martial Arts

If we liken a fight to a dance, the attacker is leading the dance, and the defender is
following…acting in the after, responding to the leader, merely reacting. The leader
acts according to their whim, unimpeded, the follower has the difficult task of keeping
up. The leader of the dance is acting in the before. The leader is deciding where on
the floor the dance moves will take both dancers. The follower is merely along for the
ride, with no control, and no say, as they are acting in the after.

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Rodney Grantham and Aikido in America’s Southwest

Rodney Grantham and Aikido in America’s Southwest

Rodney Grantham (~1928-2008) played a pivotal role in the push of aikido in the American Southeast. Grantham began judo in 1950 while stationed in Yokosuka, Japan as a surgical scrub nurse during the Korean War. There, he would train judo on his off-duty hours, mostly at police stations.

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Four Principles of Aikido

Four Principles of Aikido

Aikido’s four principles form the content and the methods for which the budoka can control not only themselves, but situations outside of themselves.

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