I *should* care less!

5 10 2015

Words are words, then the meaning is what make them special, but who decides that? Not the being special but the meaning of those words?

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The passing of time

22 09 2015

Feeling like this today.. good to have Aikido practice to reboot my mind.. my medicine..

Almost 5 months and “sometimes” she is still up there.. (even knowing the break up happened so much before that date and I got no space in her thoughts since maybe a few months after we met!).

Strange day, so many unrelated things made me think about **.. already since this morning and the way the light shone on the bed.. at least soon I will leave that place and that bed.. no more déjà vu! Read the rest of this entry »

Following the heart?

25 08 2015

Recently I had to make a tough Aikido choice that has been described by a few friends as “following my heart”, while for me it has actually been the opposite, more a brain decision, for which I thought it over and at the end it was not something easy. I actually had to leave aside my heart. Something not easy for me, as people that know me can tell..

My heart is glowing..

heart pains

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You roll, 你滚!!

20 08 2015

..and I rock.. as a rock, I mean :-)

A little more than a week to the start of a new semester of Aikido weekends.. starting with Fjords’n’Aikido Seminar with Marc Bachraty, 5. dan in Stavanger.

After this, lots has already been planned and some tickets have been bought.. some it is still in the planning phase.. and listening the song below from the radio at work, I thought it was appropriate for the moment, for the steps to the beginning of a new Aikido semester, and the steps toward a new year..

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Am I back in China?!?

13 08 2015

This morning I was biking to the train station, quite early for me (just before 7 am) and not far from my place, just on the curb on the side of the bicycle line, there was a middle-age Chinese man doing some morning gymnastic, sort of typical morning Tai Ji forms I used to see when back in my beloved China!

morning taiji


Tai chi on the lake


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Czech Republic and Slovakia.. I’m coming!!

26 06 2015

First summer Aikido holidays starting tonight: flight to Prague, then tomorrow moving to Boskovice with a weekend seminar with Martin Mlynar, 5.dan. Then back for a couple of days in Prague before moving to Puchov in Slovakia for Endo sensei seminar. Read the rest of this entry »

Daily activities to stay healthy: sex & Aikido!

9 06 2015

I have always thought that sex is the best “sport” to keep fit, now finally I got written evidence of several reasons why we should practice every day!

My biggest problem is in finding a partner for this activity!

It is quite funny that when I read the evidence above I mentally and automatically did switch the word sex with Aikido and getting more or less the same result, even if a few maybe should be confirmed by doctors, like Aikido preventing Erectile Dysfunctions (#14), protecting the prostate (#11), lowers high blood pressure (#3), giving regular periods (#13) and a healthier semen (#16). #9 – Less chances of cancer, might be open to discussion even for the sex argument! ;-)

The rest of the reasons why one should do sex every day are true for Aikido as well, no discussion there! And the proof is when you meet happy, healthy, cool Aikido people all over the world!

Certainly both Aikido and sex can be done alone, but they are certainly and undoubtedly much funnier when done with a partner!!!

Long time ago I had written some jokes about AA, Aiki-holics Anonymous, like a 12 step program to decrease your abuse of Aikido or when you do know you have been doing too much Aikido. It was a small project that almost at the same time, without talking about this, I think, it was started by a friend on Facebook. So as sex can become and addiction, we do know Aikido does the same as well! WE know that all too well!!

Recently the good friend that introduced me to Aikido, when I wrote the post about the HER I miss most in my life right then, told me: “What have I gotten you into!!!“.. it tells all!! Given I did not buy a keikogi until the end of my first year, that I started just to try something new that this friend managed to present in a very appetizing way, I certainly developed my addiction during the years.. Similar of course with my own interest for sex! :-)

Unfortunately I admit that nowadays it is much easier for me to have a daily intake of Aikido than sex (with partners, both!), but I do not despair! I have had periods where the former was strongly lacking while the latter was abundant, and (shorter) periods where both balanced perfectly, so I do not lose my hopes and with the good Aikido I got now in Amsterdam, I keep my eyes open for some more of the other kind of activity, to reduce my risks of cancer and … have more regular periods?!? ah no, not that one.. the healthier sperm and no ED more interesting (even if an erection is something definitely  not recommended during Aikido practice!!)

You might think that this word switch between sex and Aikido is because I got too much of one and the little of the other.. Not too difficult to guess what I’d really need now…


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