How to fold a Hakama

How to fold a Hakama

  How to fold a Hakama Hi, today we’re going to talk a little bit about Hakama folding in Aikido, and more particularly about Hakama folding here at Aikido of Charlotte. It’s very much a part of our culture. Hakama folding is something that you are encouraged to learn how to do early on in…

There is Never Nothing Going On.

Dan McMillan is a former world champion gymnast and collegiate coach turned best-selling author and motivational speaker. He is also a Shodan in Aikido. His first book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, while not specifically about martial arts, is well-known amongst Aikidoka because many of its central themes are central themes in Aikido as…

I am an empty cup.

Last week my son gave me the opportunity to impart what I believe to be one of the most important lessons that the martial arts can teach: the lesson of The Empty Cup.  He had just taken his first Tae Kwon Do class, and he was sooooooo excited to tell me all about the new…