Children
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
Gina and Miroslav discuss the subject of Children and in particular relation to Aikido. Gina has taught children in London for several years so comes with a lot of experience and of course she and Miroslav are parents with their daughter Aurelia. It is a complex subject and how Aikido can be a positive force for kids development is a fascinating subject. The couple also see their own daughters growth and as practicing Aikidoka this also gives them a different perspective in her development.  The couple Gina has a background in Architecture and design while Miroslav is a professional Accou ..read more
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Aikido as martial and other matters
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
Often misunderstood and much disparaged in recent year, we chat about Aikido as a martial art and other related matters. Joining me from Madrid, Spain is Jose Mosquera who trained in Aikido of London for several years before returning to his native country. Jose has a colourful history that encompasses academia, security work, zen and martial arts, an unlikely mix of activity ..read more
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Lockdown
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
As we slowly come out of the pandemic lockdown it seemed appropriate to chat about the last 12 months. The impact, both positive and negative  on our daily lives. Training and looking ahead to returning to the mat. The guest today is Ivan Melo a senior member and teach at Aikido of London. Ivan is also a music teacher and plays the guitar professionally ..read more
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Teaching Method
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
This is an excerpt from my recent discussion with Ivan Melo. He asks the question of teaching method. A vast subject and how each teacher and "style" looks at ways to transmit Aikido. The full edition is now available on Patreon at this link. Ivan Melo is a senior instructor at Aikido of London ..read more
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The Grip in training
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
The first episode of season 2 in The Aikido of London Discussion Series. Erdjan Eker joins me again to chat about the importance of the grip in training. A seemingly small topic but one with considerable ramifications for our type of training. Erdj is an Architect and one of the senior most students at Aikido of London with over 18 years in training. You can find out more about Aikido training at the Aikido of London website and articles and essays on Aikido by Ismail Hasan at Upside Inside ..read more
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Renewal
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
I am joined by Beth Harris and Yanti Amos as they bring their differing perspectives on training and staying new. Beth is only 3 years into Aikido  while Yanti brings in considerable experience in her Karate and Yoga in which she is both practitioner and teacher. Yanti Amos Yanti Amos founded Earth YogaNYC, a hot power vinyasa studio on the Upper East Side in 2009, with her Shotokan master husband Richard. As a former international lawyer who pivoted into health and wellness, Yanti is no stranger to transitions and being steadfast through change. She sold her yoga studio last year and no ..read more
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Aikido and Creativity
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
A discussion about creativity in Aikido and martial art with Erdjan Eker. Erdj is an Architect and one of the senior most students at Aikido of London with over 17 years in training. You can find out more about Aikido training at the Aikido of London website and articles and essays on Aikido by Ismail Hasan at Upside Inside ..read more
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Couples in Aikido
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
Joining me today are 2 couples - Ivan and Cathy. Olya and Rodrigo. They are couples who train together and have a fascinating journey on how being in a relationship and training and having even met through Aikido, in the case Olya and Rodrigo, has added to the experience. You can find out more about Aikido training at the Aikido of London website and articles and essays on Aikido by Ismail Hasan at Upside Inside ..read more
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Aikido and friendship
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
We return to Madrid as Gina and Miroslav joins me to discuss Aikido and friendship and why it can be special. Gina has a background in Architecture and design while Miroslav is a professional Accountant. Both trained in Aikido of London several years before moving to Spain. You can find out more about Aikido training at the Aikido of London website and articles and essays on Aikido by Ismail Hasan at Upside Inside ..read more
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Teacher student relationship
Discussions with Aikido of London
by Ismail Hasan
1y ago
Philipp Schiffer joins me from Cologne, Germany as we chat about the teacher student relationship in Aikido but also in academia. Philipp has been training in Aikido for 3 years and comes from a strong academic background as a PhD in Biology and has taught in UCL and Cologne. You can find out more about Aikido training at the Aikido of London website and articles and essays on Aikido by Ismail Hasan at Upside Inside ..read more
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