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"He who speaks in anger makes his anger heard,
but his words forgotten."

Articles available in indonesian is marked with *
Aiki History
An Overview*
The Founder, Morihei Ueshiba

Introduction to Aikido*
The Hakama
June 2000
June 2000
September 2000
October 2000

Aiki Stories
Women In the Martial Arts - An Article by Anita Wilson (1st Lady Assistant to Sensei Ellis) September 2000

Aiki Articles
Aikido & Combat Effectiveness - Eric Sotnak
The Founder's Dojo Regulations*
The Founder's Teaching*
Real Aikido - Carol M. Shiftlett
Storing Mats* - Webmaster
Aikido Terms / Istilah2 dalam aikido
Aikido is not for everyone? - Damion Lost
Aikido Facts - injuries and deaths from aikido
Top Yudansha - high ranking non-japanese yudansha
June 2000
June 2000
June 2000
June 2000
September 2000
August 2000
January 2002
March 2002
March 2002

Aiki; What It can do
Unbendable Arm - by Webmaster September 2000

Abbe Sensei was All Japan Judo Champion at the age of 18, prior to World War II. He told me that he was rather arrogant at that time, having achieved fame so young. Anyway, it was during a train journey in Japan that he first met O'Sensei. Abbe didn't know who he was and he reacted to Ueshiba Sensei looking at him, saying: "What are you staring at, old man?" Ueshiba replied: "I know who you are", to which Abbe modestly retored: "Everyone knows me, I am Kenshiro Abbe, Champion of All Japan". O'Sensei then introduced himself as the Founder of Aikido, and was told by Abbe that he didn't look strong enough to be a Martial Arts Master. O'Sensei then offered Abbe his little finger, and said: "But young man, you look very strong indeed. Please break my finger". Abbe at first declined, but eventually accepted the challenge, presumably to shut the old man up. Abbe Sensei told me that, as he took hold of the old man's finger and tried to break it, he found himselfon the floor of the carriage and totally immobilised. Whilst on the floor Abbe asked the Founder for permission to study under him. This is my understanding of Abbe Sebsei's story.

Finally, Henry, do you have any advice that you would like to offer to Aikido practitioners?

I would urge them to vist other clubs and look at other methods. You don't have to like everyone's Aikido, but if you can take away a little for each dojo you vist, it will make your own Aikido complete. Also I would like to say stay clear or 'fairy' Aikido remember , it's a Martial Art and must work.



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