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Henrypsim
03-29-2012, 07:51 PM
Hello everyone,
From my childhood to now, I was exposed to many martial arts. Please noticed that I said exposed meaning I learned a lot of different martial arts but best described myself as "having a lot of knives but none of them are sharp". However, I did spend quite a bit of time in western fencing and was the fencing team captain in college. I also had 18 years of Aikido practice but only recently (last year) did I realized that I was only learning Ai-Do and not Aikido. Thanks to Mr. Dan Harden and my most respected current sensei....Christopher Li, I am "reborn" again with respect to Aikido and am beginning to understand what O-Sensei was trying to convey all his life. How I wish that all Aikido practioners would have a chance to experience what is REAL Aikido and not just Ai-Do.

Unfortunately, most modern senseis and students still practice Ai-Do. They refuse to "empty their cup and try some new tea". I am not speaking from any authority but just from what I experienced and frankly, from common sense after seeing the overwhelming evidence.

It is definite that thru time, O-Sensei's real Aikido as he envisioned will be practiced by all. One of my reason for joining this forum is to gage the progress of realization by Aikido practitioners of O-Sensei's new (old) true focus in teaching Aikido to the world.

Because of my "lack of tact" in saying the truth about current Aikido senseis and the like, I have been nick named as "Aikido Heretic", especially when I am only considered as an inexperienced beginner in Aikido.

robin_jet_alt
03-29-2012, 08:20 PM
Hello everyone,
From my childhood to now, I was exposed to many martial arts. Please noticed that I said exposed meaning I learned a lot of different martial arts but best described myself as "having a lot of knives but none of them are sharp". However, I did spend quite a bit of time in western fencing and was the fencing team captain in college. I also had 18 years of Aikido practice but only recently (last year) did I realized that I was only learning Ai-Do and not Aikido. Thanks to Mr. Dan Harden and my most respected current sensei....Christopher Li, I am "reborn" again with respect to Aikido and am beginning to understand what O-Sensei was trying to convey all his life. How I wish that all Aikido practioners would have a chance to experience what is REAL Aikido and not just Ai-Do.

Unfortunately, most modern senseis and students still practice Ai-Do. They refuse to "empty their cup and try some new tea". I am not speaking from any authority but just from what I experienced and frankly, from common sense after seeing the overwhelming evidence.

It is definite that thru time, O-Sensei's real Aikido as he envisioned will be practiced by all. One of my reason for joining this forum is to gage the progress of realization by Aikido practitioners of O-Sensei's new (old) true focus in teaching Aikido to the world.

Because of my "lack of tact" in saying the truth about current Aikido senseis and the like, I have been nick named as "Aikido Heretic", especially when I am only considered as an inexperienced beginner in Aikido.

Hi Henry,

You are lucky. I would love the chance to train with those guys and learn about what you are talking about. Maybe I will some day.

gregstec
03-29-2012, 08:34 PM
:eek: - there goes the aikiweb neighborhood - just what we needed; another aikido heretic :D

Greg

Henrypsim
03-29-2012, 08:55 PM
Hi Henry,

You are lucky. I would love the chance to train with those guys and learn about what you are talking about. Maybe I will some day.

Mr. Dan Harden gives seminars only in few places within country and outside the U.S. If possible try to attend one of his seminars and you will be totally "confused" but enlightened like I did. At the same time you will raise your Aikido to a NEW level and understand why O-Sensei was so powerful. I was told that at one time one of O-Sensei's student asked him why they cannot do what he did. O-Sensei's answer was, "you do not understand Aikido" or something like that. Do not know what Mr. Harden's travel schedule is but I do know he will be in Hawaii in July and Nov. this year.

Henrypsim
03-29-2012, 08:56 PM
:eek: - there goes the aikiweb neighborhood - just what we needed; another aikido heretic :D

Greg

OMG, you mean there are more than just me? How naive am I?

Chris Li
03-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Uh-oh, Henry's on Aikiweb - there's going to be trouble now... :cool:

Best,

Chris

robin_jet_alt
03-29-2012, 10:49 PM
Mr. Dan Harden gives seminars only in few places within country and outside the U.S. If possible try to attend one of his seminars and you will be totally "confused" but enlightened like I did. At the same time you will raise your Aikido to a NEW level and understand why O-Sensei was so powerful. I was told that at one time one of O-Sensei's student asked him why they cannot do what he did. O-Sensei's answer was, "you do not understand Aikido" or something like that. Do not know what Mr. Harden's travel schedule is but I do know he will be in Hawaii in July and Nov. this year.

Unfortunately Hawaii is a long way from Tasmania :(

Henrypsim
03-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Unfortunately Hawaii is a long way from Tasmania :(

Hey, small world. I graduated from Waverley College in Sydney. Never been to Tasmania though.

robin_jet_alt
03-30-2012, 04:01 AM
Hey, small world. I graduated from Waverley College in Sydney. Never been to Tasmania though.

That's okay. I've never been to Sydney (apart from the airport)

phitruong
03-30-2012, 06:55 AM
:eek: - there goes the aikiweb neighborhood - just what we needed; another aikido heretic :D

Greg

yup. break out the pitch forks and start building big bonfire. i don't know why chris can't seem to keep the hawaiian off aikiweb. it's bad enough that he rubs our faces in with all the beautiful beaches and diving places and hosting all kind of aiki parties. there is just no fairness in the world. :p

Mark Freeman
03-30-2012, 06:58 AM
:eek: - there goes the aikiweb neighborhood - just what we needed; another aikido heretic :D

Greg

When enough heretics gather together in one place, they no are longer heretics, they end up the establishment....then new heretics can emerge:)

akiy
03-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Hi Henry,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

-- Jun

hughrbeyer
03-30-2012, 07:39 PM
Hi Henry,

You are lucky. I would love the chance to train with those guys and learn about what you are talking about. Maybe I will some day.

FYI, Bill Gleason is going to be in Canberra next weekend. Drop everything and go.

Henrypsim
03-30-2012, 11:40 PM
Hi Henry,

You are lucky. I would love the chance to train with those guys and learn about what you are talking about. Maybe I will some day.

Just in case you did not get the message,
FYI, Bill Gleason is going to be in Canberra next weekend. Drop everything and go.

Sensei Bill Gleason is one Aikido Sensei that would teach Internal Power and Aiki .....Aikido.

Henrypsim
03-30-2012, 11:46 PM
yup. break out the pitch forks and start building big bonfire. i don't know why chris can't seem to keep the hawaiian off aikiweb. it's bad enough that he rubs our faces in with all the beautiful beaches and diving places and hosting all kind of aiki parties. there is just no fairness in the world. :p

Such is life, Mr. Truong. Some people are more lucky than others. Of course, you are always welcome to Hawaii, the land where God resides......"paradise".

James Sawers
04-27-2012, 02:53 PM
Is Ai-Do that 1969 Japanese movie, The Slave of Love? :confused:

Henrypsim
05-05-2012, 04:51 AM
Is Ai-Do that 1969 Japanese movie, The Slave of Love? :confused:

Never seen that movie, but guessing from the title....:there maybe some connection to what I said.:confused: