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Posts tagged ‘non-violence’

Play and Practice

The children’s classes that he began with were full of fun and easily accessible movements that kept him interested and enjoying each lesson. The spirit of learning and playfulness in classes kept him coming back year after year.

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Family Time / Aikido = Awesome!

When our children embark on new classes we consider: are they enjoying themselves; does the activity provide the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills; by spending our time engaging in this activity are we helping our children learn the value of today's most fleeting resource—time?

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Practice Theme – February 2012 – Connection

Connection is a theme that Clyde Takeguchi Sensei had proposed for the seminar that he led on the first weekend in February.
Breathing exercises done at the start of the class are a way to do this. Also, putting concentration into the centre and bringing the feet into a solid hanmi position help with this. Body and mind unite with one another – the body works in unison with a focussed mind.

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An article about my father's wartime experiences appeared in the Remembrance Day issue of the Globe & Mail.  It was written by a distant cousin, Peter Cheney, who writes the ‘Globe Drive’ section.

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Self Defense Story

I left a party down by Guildwood Parkway in Scarborough at 3:00 am and was waiting for the bus. A van was driving up and down the street. It pulled down the side street just next to the bus stop.

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