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There are two motto’s at Pure Aikido

By Marcus Encel There are two motto’s at Pure Aikido….and they are also my personal motto’s, (no surprise there). Always take 1. “The path of least resistance” and 2. Minimum effort for maximum effect. Don’t oppose strength but redirect. Don’t clash intellectually and personally, strive to harmonise the situation. Struggle against the instinct for conflict. […]

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Always find Reasons to Train never reasons not to

By Marcus Encel When you decide to become good at Aikido it requires a commitment to training. Everyone struggles at some time in their Aikido life. The pressures of life can mount up. The old cliche applies here “quitters never win and winners never quit”. If you decide to become an Aikido ka stopping is […]

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States of Keiko

By Marcus Encel Within the practice of Aikido there reside many levels. levels of practice, levels of intensity, spirituality and ki. Aikido differs when it is practiced on the mat or in a live (street) situation. In a normal class our basic practice method revolves around static, flowing and ki methods. They represent A- Static, […]

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To cross train or not

By Marcus Encel A big question for many Aikido-ka is how much to cross train? In Japan at the Aiki Jinja or shrine it was forbidden to practice other Martial Arts. I wasn’t too keen on that at the time. Now I understand it. Number one at an Aikido shrine it is not appropriate to […]

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Too many Sensei.

I have always felt the phenomena of too many people trying to teach is a cancer on the martial arts. In class obviously beginners need assistance but this should quickly be supplanted by self reliance. Don’t rely on others to teach you. general class is not for private tuition. It is for training. As for […]

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Aikido Tabi-Ji

Exhibion flyer 1 Aikido Tabi-Ji PDF refducedAikido Tabi-ji is a series of images taken from my upcoming book. Please feel free to attend the opening or come and see it over the following week. Details below. Marcus Encel

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Aikido v other Martial arts

Aikido vs other martial arts. by Marcus Encel I am often asked by new students questions like who wins between Aikido and MMA, or how do I counter Karate techniques etc. I answer in this way: Aikido has no need to prove itself. Aikido works, well. In fact it is among the most effective martial […]

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Pure Aikido is accepting Soto Deshi

Applications are being taken for: Soto Deshi I am introducing the Pure Aikido Soto deshi program. Soto deshi is a deshi that lives outside the home of their Sensei. It along with Uchi deshi (live in student) is the method of transmitting traditional Japanese art. It is like becoming family. Duties are several and can […]

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Gabe Ung becomes first Pure Aikido Soto Deshi

Gabe has taken the challenge and joined the Soto Deshi prpgram. He already trains very hard and brings a great deal to the table. Already he is conducting very successful morning classes 6am Tuesday and Thursday. Welcome on board its going to be a wild ride

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New Morning Classes

We have commenced morning classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will be instructed by Gabriel Ung one of my foremost students. He brings a huge amount of energy and commitment to the mat. He has a focuses on helping people achieve their personal goals in the art and is also a fitness fanatic. He will […]