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ESCalderon Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 01-16-2007 07:42 AM
Erik Calderon
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Erik Calderon's Martial Arts Program
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Entries: 73
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Views: 217,060

In Techniques My Second Video Post Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #63 New 08-01-2010 05:06 AM
Here is my second Video Post. Hope you enjoy them.

Swari Waza Ryote-dori Nikyo

Erik Calderon

Erik Calderon's Martial Arts Program
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In Techniques My First Video Post Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #62 New 07-31-2010 03:53 PM
Well, this is my first video post, and actually just a test, so I'm happy to have the opportunity to share this with the community.

Swari Waza Ryote-dori Sankyo

Erik Calderon
http://www.escalderonmartialarts.com
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In General Training Part 2 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #61 New 07-25-2010 09:40 PM






Well, not everything works out as planned. And they say shoot for the stars and at least you'll hit the moon. That's exactly what happend today.

After running one mile with a heavy back pack, I decided that I was not going to run the full 6 miles and only did about 2.8 miles.

I did get a 21 Mile bike ride and an awesome hour of Aikido!!

The aikido training was incredible! There is nothing like doing aikido on the hard ground with some great friends. We sure did get dirty and we threw each other around for about 1 hour.

Hopefully Matt and Ron will get into better and better shape, so that we can start training harder and harder!

Erik Calderon
www.escalderonmartialarts.com

PS. We do this on Sundays, so if you want to join in on the fun, let me know.
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In Training Training Part 1 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #60 New 07-25-2010 02:51 PM
Let's see, today I plan to bike 20 miles, run 6 miles and train Aikido for 1 hour.

Will I make it, and I'm usre the blog post in part 2, after the fact, will be quite exciting, that is, IF I can post at the end of the day!

Erik Calderon.

http://www.escalderonmartialarts.com
Views: 678


In General Just another Average Day Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #59 New 07-22-2010 08:32 PM
I actually pulled it off. I planned to bike and run this morning, but by late afternoon I was ready to go to sleep. I thought to myself, maybe I should take a break today. I've been working out everyday, but then it hit me, I was just trying to be lazy. So I comprimised with myself, and instead of biking and jogging, I just biked, I only did a 19 mile ride, which took me about 1hr and 30min through the hills of Terry Hershey park.

I'm so glad I made it out, and actually I think I may just go for a 2 mile jog tonight.

The bike ride was incredible, with thunderstorms all around and flashes of lightning with clear skies in the distance. I have to admit that Houston, Texas has some of the most incredible weather in the world. It can be pouring rain, so hard you can barely see 10 feet infront of you, and 3 miles away it's sunny. Just like last Sunday, we did an Aikido Training at Memorial Park, which was nice and clear, but 10 miles away were I live it was pouring rain.

Wow, it's great to have Aikido Friends that are willing to train at the park with me!

Erik Calderon
http://www.escalderonmartialarts.com
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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
http://www.escalderonmartialarts.com
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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
http://www.escalderonmartialarts.com
Views: 556


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
www.shinkikan.com
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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
www.shinkikan.com
aikido shinkikan
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