Sunday, 18 April 2021

Quote of the Week - 18th April

This week's quotation is another from O-Sensei. One for us!

I wish to build a bridge to bring the different countries of the world together through the harmony and love contained in aikido. I think that aiki, offspring of the martial arts, can unite the people of the world in harmony, in the true spirit of budo, enveloping the world in unchanging love.

Morihei Ueshiba

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Some Photographs from Summer School 1977

I hope that these are clear enough. They are from MADA's Summer School  in August 1977. I've chosen ones that might be interesting and/or raise a smile. There are two taken of John and I and the wife of one of our members, on a walk on our afternoon off. Check out the '70's fashions! The outdoor practise photo shows, I think, people practising koshiwaza. Not very well really! There is also part of the obligatory line up at the very end. You might be able to make out Mary at the back.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Quote of the Week - 11th April

An encouraging quotation this week.

Life always offers you a second chance, it's called tomorrow.


Friday, 9 April 2021

Solution to the Picture Puzzle

Congratulations to Sal and Neil who both quickly gave the correct answer. It is the logo that is sewn onto gi (and other garments should you wish). It's also on the website and some posters but not, of course, with the texture that gives it away as being printed on cloth. 

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Quote of the Week - 4th April

Another Japanese proverb this week. something that can be applied to aikido practise.

We learn little from victory, much from defeat.

Japanese Proverb

Friday, 2 April 2021

Another Picture Puzzle

Where would you find this? I don't think that this will be too difficult, so no clues at the moment. Accolades to all who contact me with the answer before I publish the answer in a week's time. Margaret

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Quote of the Week - 28th March

This week's quotation has been supplied by Sofia. It's another from O-Sensei.

The way of a warrior is to manifest divine love, a spirit that embraces and nurtures all things.

Morihei Ueshiba