Even standing with my back toward the opponent is enough. When he attacks, hitting, he will injure himself with his own intention to hit. I am one with the Universe and I am nothing else. When I stand, he will be drawn to me. There is no time and space before Ueshiba of Aikido -only the Universe as it is.
Morihei Ueshiba

 

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Many authoritive works have been published on the subject. Also feel free to consult our links page for more information or refer to our suggested reading list

 

Below find a collection of articles on Aikido to download and share as well as a suggested reading list.

 

Alternatively also consult our links page for general information.

 

Articles on Aikido to download and share :

 

 Reflections on Budo

 

This article takes the form of an exchange between Chiba Sensei and the editor of the Aikido Journal, Stanley Pranin.

 

 

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 12 Bad habits

 

A short article by Kubota Sensei,  listing the twelve most common bad habits amongst students.

 

 

Some Thoughts on Grading Examinations

 

An article first published in the British Aikido Federation Newsletter, December 2002, in which Kenneth Cottier Shihan discusses grading examinations. 

This document is also available to download .

 

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