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    Self-Defense: The Quest for Martial Knowledge

    August 25th, 2015

    When one starts anything new, excitement is often coupled with apprehension. Training in the Martial Arts has that same effect […]

    Self-Defense: Giving Up Technique

    February 25th, 2015

    A A A fter years of training, a student of Martial Arts has worked hard to develop a personal style that they feel competent with.

    Self-Defense: Two Objects Cannot Occupy the Same Space

    January 27th, 2015

    S S S killed Martial Artists often make technique practice look easy. But, when students attempt to imitate the movements, they can be frustrated by the difficulty of putting the theory

    Taking Out the Slack

    December 30th, 2014

    C C C ontinuing our examination of putting technique “theory” into practice, let us look into the concept of “Taking Out the Slack”.

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    Self-Defense: Acceptance Vs. Resistance

    November 25th, 2014

    W W W hat do we mean by acceptance? More than just the absence of resistance, it is a coordinated effort between the attack and the defense.

    Self Defense: Giving Up Ground

    October 29th, 2014

    T T T he energy and effort required to resist a powerful opponent who has the strength and stamina to press an attack for a sustained period of time can be

    Self-Defense: Technique theory put into practice

    September 23rd, 2014

    A A A fter learning the basic elements that are necessary to make any technique work, most students think that continued emphasis on practicing those basic movements should be enough to

    Student Interaction – A Reflection of Society

    August 26th, 2014

    Special to the Nugget

    O Special to the Nugget

    O O O ne of the interesting things about Aikido training is that it emphasizes conflict resolution.