5: Aikido as martial and other matters

Often misunderstood and much disparaged in recent year, we chat about Aikido as a martial art and other related matters. Joining me from Madrid, Spain is Jose Mosquera who trained in Aikido of London for several years before returning to his native country. Jose has a colourful history that encompasses academia, security work, zen and martial arts, an unlikely mix of activity.

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Discussions with Aikido of London
Discussions with Aikido of London
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  • 2: Teaching Method

    2: Teaching Method

    Feb 6, 2021 • 00:06:26

    This is an excerpt from my recent discussion with Ivan Melo. He asks the question of teaching method. A vast subject and how each teacher and “style” looks at ways to transmit Aikido. The full edition is now available on Patreon at this link. Ivan Melo is a senior instructor…

  • 1: The Grip in training

    1: The Grip in training

    Feb 6, 2021 • 00:05:22

    The first episode of season 2 in The Aikido of London Discussion Series. Erdjan Eker joins in to chat about the importance of the grip in training. This is a short excerpt and the full edition can be found on Patreon at this link. Erdjan Eker is a senior instructor…

  • 14: Renewal

    14: Renewal

    Aug 10, 2020 • 00:54:35

    I am joined by Beth Harris and Yanti Amos as they bring their differing perspectives on training and staying new. Beth is only 3 years into Aikido while Yanti brings in considerable experience in her Karate and Yoga in which she is both practitioner and teacher. Yanti Amos Yanti Amos…

  • 13: Aikido and Creativity

    13: Aikido and Creativity

    Aug 5, 2020 • 00:49:40

  • 12: Couples in Aikido

    12: Couples in Aikido

    Jul 27, 2020 • 00:55:37

    Joining me today are 2 couples – Ivan and Cathy. Olya and Rodrigo. They are couples who train together and have a fascinating journey on how being in a relationship and training and having even met through Aikido, in the case Olya and Rodrigo, has added to the experience. You…

  • 11: Aikido and friendship

    11: Aikido and friendship

    Jul 20, 2020 • 00:58:37

    We return to Madrid as Gina and Miroslav joins me to discuss Aikido and friendship and why it can be special. Gina has a background in Architecture and design while Miroslav is a professional Accountant. Both trained in Aikido of London several years before moving to Spain. You can find…

  • 10: Teacher student relationship

    10: Teacher student relationship

    Jul 9, 2020 • 00:47:36

    Philipp Schiffer joins me from Cologne, Germany as we chat about the teacher student relationship in Aikido but also in academia. Philipp has been training in Aikido for 3 years and comes from a strong academic background as a PhD in Biology and has taught in UCL and Cologne. You…

  • 9: The interplay in different training systems

    9: The interplay in different training systems

    Jun 26, 2020 • 01:07:48

    Yanti Amos has a strong background in Yoga and Shotokan Karate. She is the founder of a highly successful Yoga studio EarthYogaNYC, in Manhattan and joins me from Norfolk, England. We discuss her experience regarding the interplay of Yoga and Karate in her life and the role of leadership. Yanti…

  • 8: Habit forming and how Traditional arts are for self betterment over time

    8: Habit forming and how Traditional arts are for self betterment over time

    Jun 18, 2020 • 00:58:01

    Alex Barrera joins me from Madrid, Spain as we discuss positive habit forming in training and how the traditional Japanese arts are for human self betterment when practiced over a long term period. Alex Barrera Chief WOWness Officer / Founder Alex Barrera is considered one of the references of product…

  • 7: A beginners thoughts on training

    7: A beginners thoughts on training

    Jun 11, 2020 • 00:40:31

    Beth has only been training in Aikido for a little over 2 years and started at 16 years of age. She is an avid Japanophile and getting ready for University life as a future Vet. Our discussion mainly centres around what attracted her to Aikido and her views as a…