Modern Aikidoist Podcast

Thoughts and ideas for the aikido practitioners and any martial artists interested in martial arts history, training, strategy, and growth.


Matt Stait Interview with Tristan Chermack on the Martial Arts GB Business Group Arts
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Ep. 110 - Practical Ideas for Cross Training
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Ep. 109 - How Are Videos Affecting Aikido?
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Ep. 108 - The Future of Aikido - A New Approach to Organizations
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Ep. 107 - What if Aikido Had Bruce Lee?
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Ep. 106 - Aikido's Bokken and Jo
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Ep. 105 - What Does a Black Belt Mean?
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Ep. 104 - Rules in a Fight?
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Ep. 103 - Solo Training Ideas
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Ep. 102 - The Violence Aikido Was Designed For
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Ep. 101 - Musashi and the Sword
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100th Episode - How Aikido is Growing
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Ep. 099 - Coronavirus and Martial Arts Training
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Ep. 098 - The Warrior Mindset
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Ep. 097 - Koppo Jitsu: Aikido's Dark Side
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Ep. 096 - Practical Ways to Improve Aikido's Reputation
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Ep. 095 - Logical Fallacies in Martial Arts Arguments
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Ep. 094 - Approaching Knife Defense Training
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Ep. 093 - Using Gloves and Protective Equipment for Training
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Ep. 092 - Training for Reality
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Ep. 091 - The Trinity of Training: Form, Power, and Speed
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Ep. 090 - Is Aikido Too Complicated and Intricate?
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Ep. 089 - The Budo-Bujitsu-Bushido Shell Game
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Ep. 088 - Throwing vs. Joint Locks vs. Strikes - Which are More Dangerous?
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Ep. 087 - Are Chokes Immoral?
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Ep. 086 - Is Your Dojo a Talent Hotbed?
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Ep. 085 - The Holy Grail of Learning: Deep Practice
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Ep 084 - BOMBSHELL! Mitsuteru Ueshiba's Letter from the Aikikai
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Ep. 083 - Looking for People Who Want to Excel at Aikido Randori
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Ep. 082 - Your Art Belongs to You
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Ep. 081 - Is Your Master BSing You?
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Ep. 080 - Red Flag Body Language
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Ep. 079 - Crucial Performance Skill: Energy Management
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Ep. 078 - The Good and Bad of the Online Martial Arts Community
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Ep. 077 - My Test Criteria Overhaul
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Ep. 076 - Aikido and Self-Defense
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Ep. 075 - Dealing with Difficult Partners
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Ep. 074 - Your Dojo: A Magical Place, a Dead Place, or a Toxic Place?
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Ep. 073 - Learning to End a Fight
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Ep. 072 - Learning Aikido Outside of Class
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Ep, 071 - The Stupidity of Kata
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Ep. 070 - Is Aikido's Origin the Ancient Japanese Battlefield?
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Ep. 069 - Traits of an Outstanding Teacher
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Ep. 068 - Traits of an Outstanding Martial Artist
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Ep. 067 - The Next Evolution and the Future of Martial Arts - Interview with Tony Pacenski
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Ep. 066 - Does Aikido Need Another Movie Star?
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Ep. 065 - How To Stay Motivated in Your Martial Arts Training
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Ep. 064 - Why Do Organizations Suck?
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Ep. 063 - Is Aikido a Complete Art?
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Ep. 062 - Was O-sensei a Good Teacher?
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Ep. 061 - Do 90% of Fights End Up On the Ground?
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Ep. 060 - Why Do Seminars Suck?
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Ep. 059 - Martial Arts for Real Life
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Ep. 058 - Ki Power - What Is It Exactly?
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Ep. 057 - Steven Seagal and Tenshin Dojo - Interview with Jorge Angulo
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Ep. 056 - True Victory is Victory Over Oneself
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Ep. 055 - The Problem with Aikido and the Jab
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Ep. 054 - Steven Seagal and Tenshin Aikido - Interview with Jaime Calderon
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Ep. 053 - Announcing: Spirit Aikido Online is Live!
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Ep. 052 - How Much Time Should I Spend Training?
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Ep. 051 - Aikido's Problem About Reality
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Ep. 050 - Where Will Aikido Be in 50 Years?
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Ep. 049 - Now I'm a Black Belt, Am I Good Enough?
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Ep. 048 - Aikido and Sun Tzu, Part 2
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Ep. 047 - Aikido and Sun Tzu, Part 1
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Ep. 046 - Different Body Types
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Ep. 045 - Political Turmoil in the USAF
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Ep. 044 - Atemi: Conversation with Robert Van Valkenburgh - Part 2
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Ep. 043 - Atemi: Conversation with Robert Van Valkenburgh - Part 1
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Ep. 042 - Dealing with Frustration and Overcoming Plateaus
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Ep. 041 - Tearing Down Aikido's Excuses
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Ep. 040 - Looking Forward, Looking Back
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Ep. 039 - Is Kyushojitsu Practical or Reliable in a Real Fight?
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Ep. 038 - Why Self Defense? The Dark Side of Humans
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Ep. 037 - Steven Seagal and Tenshin Aikido - Interview with Lenny Sly, Part 2
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Ep. 036 - Steven Seagal and Tenshin Aikido - Interview with Lenny Sly, Part 1
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Ep. 035 - Are Ranks, Titles, and Belt Tests Useful?
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Ep. 034 - The Power of Attack - Taking Initiative and Keeping It
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Ep. 033 - What Is Lineage and Is Lineage Important?
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Ep. 032 - Carrying a Weapon for Self-Defense
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Ep. 031 - Great Listener Comments from Previous Podcasts
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Ep. 030 - The Upsides and Downsides of Pain Compliance
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Ep. 029 - How Teaching Makes You Better
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Ep. 028 - Merging Other Martial Arts with Aikido
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Ep. 027 - Why Do Students Quit Once They Receive Their Black Belt?
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Ep. 026 - Occupations Aikido Training Can Be Invaluable To
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Ep. 025 - Making the Most of Training Time
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Ep. 024 - Interview with Matt Stait - Insights on Training
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Ep. 023 - Announcing: New Aikido Project!
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Ep. 022 - A Journey of Making Aikido Practical for Self-Defense
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Ep. 021 - Hakama, Virtues of Budo, and Other Traditions
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Ep. 020 - The Duties of Teachers and Students
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Ep. 019 - Dealing with Real Violence
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Ep. 018 - Aikido is Love
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Ep. 017 - What Makes Aikido a Viable Martial Art in Today's Combat Landscape?
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Ep. 016 - Why is Aikido So Misunderstood?
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Ep. 015 - Is Aikido an Art, a Science, or Something Else?
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Ep. 014 - How to Build Speed
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Ep. 013 - Aikido Practices Which Can Be Hard on the Body
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Ep. 012 - Tips for Visiting a Dojo or Seminar
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Ep. 011 - New to Martial Arts? How to Find the Right Dojo
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Ep. 010 - Different Styles of Aikido
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Ep. 009 - Being a Good Uke
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Ep. 008 - That's Not Aikido!
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Ep. 007 - Competition: Light Side and Dark Side
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Ep. 006 - Is Tradition Helping Aikido or Hurting It?
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Ep. 005 - Aikido's Jiyu-Waza and Randori
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Ep. 004 - Aikido: Myths Which Need to Die Part 2 - Knives and Lethal Force
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Ep. 003 - Crisis of Faith in Aikido: Knife and Sword Defenses
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Ep. 002 - Aikido: Myths Which Need to Die - Part 1
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Ep. 001 - Aikido, Now and Into the Future
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