Wellsprings Aikido Newsletter Archive

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Edition Contents
April 2018
March 2018 Fajing
February 2018 Interview with Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros
January 2018 The 10 kumijo as developed and taught by Saito Morihiro Sensei. Author: Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
June 2017
April 2017 Stanley Pranin obit, Traditional Aikido Europe trip to Japan
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016 Photographs of our 2016 Seminar with Lewis
August 2016
June 2016 Thank you letter from The Purbeck Workshop; Links to Aikido Compendium and Syllabus
May 2016 Two weeks in Japan by Marco Scata
April 2016 Reflections on East-West approaches to teaching and learning Aikido by Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros
March 2016
Febuary 2016 Report on seminar in Bruges
January 2016 Can this be the magic in Aikido?, Obituary for Barbara Peat
December 2015 Links to video of Seminar in Charlton Down, Huo Yuanjia on Competitions
November 2015 Interview with Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros (Google translation); Lewis' 2016 schedule; Photographs of Seminar in Charlton Down
October 2015 Aiki Poems by BDogg
September 2015
August 2015 Aikido - Martial Art?; Smalhoorn 2015
July 2015 Why do we bow to O-Sensei
June 2015 Photographs: Lew's dojo, Lund Seminar, Inagaki Seminar; Dangerous professions and martial arts compared
May 2015
April 2015 Exploring the point of contact
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015 Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros' 2015 schedule; The lesson not yet taught
December 2014 Jon Leslie's tips for a successful uchideshi in Iwama
November 2014 5th kyu syllabus
October 2014 6th kyu syllabus; Celebrating Aiki Peace week in Bideford - Report
September 2014 Organisational changes; How and why to train with jo and ken in Aikido
August 2014 Report on "Pushing for Peace Seminar"
July 2014 Nothing comes back to you
June 2014
April 2014 A Warrior's Journey
March 2014 Kamidoko
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013 Poster and booking form for 2014 Tai Sai
November 2013 Training with Lewis Bernaldo de Quiros Sensei by Jon Leslie
October 2013 Wide posture; International Aiki Peace Week
September 2013 Training with Tony Sargeant Sensei; Uke steps offline when attacking katatedori and katadori; Aikido in Russia
August 2013 Why weren't you there? by Richard Small; Using the whole body and not just your arms
July 2013
June 2013 New TIAE welcome letter; The benefits of workshops and courses by Richard Small; Downsides to the grading system
May 2013 Suburi - work in progress; The New Uchideshi, a short story by Richard Small; Shhhh!; 3 reasons to grade
April 2013 Etiquette and Ego; Extension; Interview with our oldest member: Lew Foote
March 2013 Jo Principles by Richard Small; a note on which belt to wear
February 2013 A few words on warming up
January 2013 Training times & mat fees for 2013
December 2012 Account of the training session with Pete Reynolds Sensei by Richard Small
November 2012 "Internal Power" by Richard Small
October 2012 Seiza - Part 1
September 2012 "Peace or Conflict? A Choice?" by Richard Small
August 2012 Breath with Movement 5/8
July 2012 "Sweeping the Temple Floor": musings on the act of sweeping the paths outside the dojo
June 2012 Breath with Movement 4/8, 5th kyu aide memoire (part 1) with links to demonstrations on YouTube, how to fold your hakama
May 2012 Feather break-fall steps 1 & 2, Jo & Ken suburi aide memoires with links to Saito demonstrations on YouTube
April 2012 It's like moving in treacle, Gripping Stuff, Breath with Movement 3/8
March 2012 Flexibility in relation to ukemi, Misogi is good for you
February 2012 Flexibility, Breath with Movement 2/8
January 2012 Belts, Koretoshi Maruyama's Motto, Breath with Movement 1/8
December 2011 Misogi, Breath awareness with visualisation exercise
November 2011 Shomen and Kamidana, Hints and tips for your first Aikido Seminar
October 2011 Mutual co-operation & the four levels of training
September 2011 Sensei is the source of instruction

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