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We've tentatively scheduled the next Sangenkai workshop with Dan Harden in Hawaii for February 9th-11th 2018, followed by a private intensive workshop for the Australian Sangenkai group on February 12th-18th 2018 (open to current local Sangenkai practitioners). More information and confirmation of exact schedule to follow!
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"Budoka no Kotae – Talking to Morihiro Saito Sensei, Part 1" - in Italian, courtesy of Enrico Neami. The original English version is available on the Aikido Sangenkai blog:

http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/budoka-no-kotae-morihiro-saito-part-1/


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Don't try this at home - only in a Chinese restaurant after some drinks... 

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A new article from Chris Davis - using a connected body in grappling. 

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New blog post! "Budoka no Kotae – Talking to Morihiro Saito Sensei, Part 1" - in this first section of the interview Morihiro Saito shares some of the reasons for the way in which he teaches Aikido.

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New blog post! "Budoka no Kotae – Talking to Morihiro Saito Sensei, Part 1" - in this first section of the interview Morihiro Saito shares some of the reasons for the way in which he teaches Aikido.

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"If you can do shiho-nage, then you can do anything" - Morihei Ueshiba

A nice video of Rinjiro Shirata Sensei teaching shiho-nage. 

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Starting with training the body - "Body cohesion is the essential fusion of balanced, connected, relaxed, 3-dimensional whole-body movement, strength and awareness that underpins all good movement and is especially emphasised in Taiji and other internal martial arts as a key-stone principle. " 

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"Additionally, through these series of myofascial chains, fascia can transmit, redirect, and/or dampen force throughout the body. While the muscles are the drivers, fascia appropriately directs these forces throughout the body. For example, through the myofascial chains, forces generated through the lower extremity can be transferred through the trunk and delivered into powerful movements of the upper extremity." - an interesting look at some of the functional areas in which fascia plays a role 

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