Riai Aikido Dojo: 7 suburi & 31 kata

Riai Aikido Dojo in Göteborg (Gothenburg) was established in 2003 by Jan Bratt (4 dan) and Pia Moberg (3 dan). Apart from the most obvious activities like training and seminars, Jan and Pia have also produced a number of booklets. Rather than spanning a wide number of topics, each booklet …


Aikido love

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Holding my first Aikido class

The head instructor for the evening could only hold the first segment of the class today. So three of us were handed the responsibility of holding the second segment of the class. For some reason I was voted to handle it (probably as the person-most-in-need-of-help). We did plenty of randori, …


Pat Hendricks to Stockholm for the first time!

Stockholm Aikido Club has invited Pat Hendricks for a three day seminar in Stockholm. The seminar will be an exciting event. Pat Hendricks, 6 dan aikikai, started out in California 1975. She has continously travelled to Japan. Pat Hendricks runs a dojo, Aikido of San Leandro where she teaches students …


Aikido 3D

For all aikidokas out there who didn’t run across this site yet, here’s the link to take you there: Aikido 3D. Finally somebody put Flash from Macromedia to some good use 🙂

Network for Traditional Aikido

A new network for traditional Aikido sees the light of day in the form of Traditional Aikido United (TAU). Read more about it on www.aikishuren.se. The purpose of TAU is to promote training and studies of Traditional Aikido (read O-Sensei).


Yaaay! Today, I finally got my very first Hakama Pants; I should have gotten it around May of 2003, but my ehr.. supplier (Jens).. has been backlogged.. or something 🙂 Thanks to Stefan at our Dojo for helping me out. Hakama? Originally, the Hakama was worn as an outer garment …


Broken thumb

New Aikido equipment, Club of Thumb! Ouch! I guess even the most “peaceful” of martial arts (that’d be Aikido in many people’s eyes) has its downsides; specially if you’re a clumsy Uke and don’t pay attention to what you’re doing when showing your son how agile his dad is. Poor …