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ESCalderon Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 01-16-2007 07:42 AM
Erik Calderon
Erik Calderon's Martial Arts Program
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Status: Public
Entries: 98
Comments: 51
Views: 15,146,893

In Training "Let's Get Physical" Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #58 New 07-21-2010 10:12 PM
Yep, remember that song! Well, I would like to just blog a little about how important it is to stay physical, like doing a bit extra. Like running a 5K every other day, or swimming a few laps in a pool, or even biking.

I've been keeping up with that kind of training on the side, and boy has it helped my Aikido. Not only do I feel much better everyday, but my mind is more clear. I can preceive the techniques much better and my ukes seem to be a bit more afraid of me.

Well, let me just say it one more time:

"Let's Get Physical!"

Erik Calderon
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In Training Recent Training Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #57 New 07-20-2010 02:44 PM
Training for me has become pretty intense. I've added biking and jogging to my routine of Aikido practice.

Never felt better...I'd love to add swimming, and intend to pretty soon!

I do believe that keeping in shape physically is very important for all three, body mind and spirit.

Erik Calderon
Views: 1317

In General Aikido in Arlington Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #56 New 02-21-2009 10:26 AM
Sassan has started an Aikido program in Arlington. If you live around there, please stop by, try out a class and sign up.

It's nice to see two programs being run so successfully, one at the Katy YMCA and now one in Arlington.

I had the wonderful opportunity to train last night with Vinny, Rafael and Sassan. It was just awesome. It was nice to be around people that appreciate Aikido so much and really want to learn.

Erik Calderon
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In General Success At Last Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #55 New 07-17-2008 04:20 PM
Getting it right, performing when the time comes, getting it down, it all feels great, but it's nothing more than hard work and sweat!

Yea, I can hear you saying that it's not how hard you work but how smart you work....yea right......but it's true, putting hard work into smart work is the combo that's needed.

If you just work hard without working smart, then it's just hard work, but hard work and smart work can really make a big success.

Do ikkyo 1,000 times in a row, that's hard work, but do it mindlessly and that's not smart!

Think about it each time you do it. Do it as if it were the very first time everytime, but put that same amount of energy you put into the class the first day of class, and you'll be working smart, again.

Good luck.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan
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In Training Ukemi in Training Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #54 New 05-22-2008 03:36 PM
Ukemi in training.

Ukemi, being an important part of learning Aikido, is very important in the development and execution of a technique.

Since Aikido uses the energy of one attacking, then uke's role in making the technique work is extremely important.

Uke then must attack. If uke is not attacking, then how can one truly learn and experience Aikido?

When learning Ukemi place emphasis on learning to attack and building confidence and trust in the one performing the technique.

The one performing the technique must then focus also on building trust and confidence for Uke to attack.

If you are afraid, or have been made afraid to attack, then you are simply dancing with your partner.

If you can not perform the technique when someone attacks, and can humble yourself to learn, then you are learning Aikido.

Erik Sasha Calderon
aikido shinkikan
Views: 2484 | Comments: 2

In General The Best VS The Worst Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #53 New 05-07-2008 08:12 PM
OK, now I think I'm on to something....

Do you want to be the best student, then just be a person that really wants to learn....

Do you want to be the best instructor, then just be a person that really wants to learn....

Good luck.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan
Views: 2158

In General The WORST Aikido Instructor Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #52 New 05-01-2008 03:26 PM
The worst instructor is the one that looks for the best students so that he can "look like" the best instructor.

And I should add, the WORST student is the one that looks for the best instructors so that he can "look like" the best student.

Erik Calderon
aikido shinkikan

Views: 4814 | Comments: 3

In General The BEST Aikido Instructor Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #51 New 04-29-2008 08:09 PM
The Best Aikido Instructor

I've discovered over time that the best instructors are always on the look out for the best students.

These are the students that will learn the most and excel like no other in the art that they practice.

And, of course, vise versa, the best students are always on the look out for the best instructors.

I guess, one can not exist without the other.

Erik Calderon
Aikido shinkikan

Views: 2906

In General My Mission Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #50 New 04-02-2008 11:04 AM
I've had my dojo for over 10 years now and I never really sat down to write out what my mission is.

I've always accepted other peoples vision of what they want out of Aikido, but from this day forward, "It's my way, or the Highway!"

My vision and mission is to live to our fullest potential through the learning and training of Aikido.

There it is. If you don't like it, too bad, it's nothing more, nothing less.

Erik Calderon

Views: 1674

In General Better Aikido Continued...... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #49 New 03-26-2008 08:03 PM
OK, if you were in class for the past two weeks you got a deep understanding to my 5 steps to better Aikido, if you couldn't make it, it's OK, because I'm in the process to writting a book about it.

This week we are focusing on Tenkan. So, let's call it Better Aikido through Tenkan. That's going to be the title to my next book.

Tenkan.......Step in, pivit, Step back all while you are turning.

Three basic movements to my Aikido - Omote, Ura and Tenkan.

Erik Calderon
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