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December 4, 2019

The reason why I practice aikido is because I believe that the fundamental principles that we learn from the mat have an incredible power to transform us as individuals, and following from that, to change the communities we live in for the better.

So for some time now,...

February 28, 2019

I have been studying aikido for close on 35 years now and been training and coaching students for nearly 30 years.  Over that time I have observed consistently how much of what goes on in the field of coaching and training relates to my practice on the mat.  In fact wh...

August 24, 2018

A key element of sustainable success in the business world is building a reputation for having integrity.  Sadly, all too often this quality is all too often missing.  Yet it is a quality that we can cultivate and grow and as with all the training that The Business Doj...

March 5, 2018

What is trust?  The dictionary definition is ‘firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.’  Without trust, we would do nothing.  For example, if you did not believe that the ground would continue to support your weight the very next time...

November 3, 2017

So what’s your leadership style?  Do you rule with an iron fist or a velvet glove?  Do you lead from the front and get your hands dirty or adopt more of a backroom general approach?  Maybe you are a transformer, or a visionary or play coach.  The truth is that most of...

September 28, 2017

The importance the body plays in everything we do.

May 31, 2017

One skill that seems essential for achieving a high level of success in anything is good communication. So it may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that the skills required to do this can be significantly enhanced through the practice of aikido. Aikido is typically...

February 9, 2017

On one level the link between our mind and body is blindingly obvious.  If you get burnt, your body lets you know in no uncertain terms that it has been damaged.  Equally we can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at them.  Joy, sadness, anger, dep...

September 22, 2016

My son is involved in a youth football team and recently I was asked to help out on one of the training sessions.  I was really just making up the numbers, but as an aikido coach, I was interested in what the boys were asked to do and how they went about it.

All the thi...

June 30, 2016

I founded an aikido association to which I belong called ‘Aikido for Daily Life’ which is very much about taking the principals of aikido off the mat and applying them in daily life, and a very significant part  of my own daily life over the last 35 years has been spen...

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