A Sense of Belonging – The Aikido Community | #CommunityWednesday #Aikido

Tonight I was, as usual on Wednesdays, at the Dojo and trained. Now, approaching bed, I check my Insta flow. I stumbled upon this! You find Aikido there, at right! Oh, this is nerdery. But what to expect? Yes, exactly! I am Aikido! We are spread over the world, and that is a strong feeling. In a sense, it becomes a universal language, similar to music. An understanding beyond words, a connection. And coming with the Radical Inclusiveness I experience with Aikido culture, I can really subscribe to the sentiment – “Aikido – the Art of Peace”! — (Source: linked…

Succession in our Aikido club | #Aikido

After many years of serving as a chairman of our Aikido and Judo club IF Dojo Norrköping, Leif Kinnersjö (6 Dan Aikido, practising Aikido since the seventies), decided to step down and hand over the leadership. And that is to Kimmo Osen, 4 Dan. Good luck, Kimmo! You’re a great spirit. And thank you, Leif! I know you will get back this Fall (Leif was injured when he was working with some stuff, and had an operation, now in rehab), just to train with us. It has been a sheer pleasure to take part of your vast knowledge and experience of…

Equal Opportunities | #CommunityWednesday #WomensDay

Today we take notice of all the women of the world. International Women’s Day. We still have a long way to go to get a society where Equal Opportunities exist, and where universal human rights are respected in practice. My contribution is to foster my kids, so they can carry the message and live the spirit – a work I do together with my beloved woman, Karin. Another sphere of influence is through my Aikido. In our club, right now, we have two active women. One more senior, who have been practicing Aikido since she was a little kid. And…

Mission | 31meditationer

Aikido. Meditation in Movement. Transcended as my Philosophy Of Life ages and eons ago. Here, and now, we are.  2017. The Year has started. For real. Kick Off, Play On! When balance challenged, getting grounded. When harmony distorted, getting back. When world and mind spins, snapping back. Hai!

№ 2 – The Core | #blogg24

Second of 24 postings, counting down to Christmas. The core. The things that defines you. The most important. I feel the core of me will provide itself as themes for some postings ahead, in this little blog challenge of #blogg24. Family.  My everything. I love you. Karin. Mika. Nadine. Soto. Uchi. Deshi. Aikido. An integrated life philosophy, not just a “martial art”. Ai – harmony. Ki – life energy. Do – the way. Practice, and you will learn. Be in the flow of AiKi, and you will find the way to it. Do. With the practice, I keep centered and…

Aikido Camp – Ulf Evenås – In Civilian Visit Mode | #blog366 #Aikido

Just a pic from Shihan Ulf Evenås, 7 dan Aikido (Iwama Ryu / Takemusu / Saito Learnings), who gave his annual camp at our dojo. I had no space to participate this year, but managed to get a great deal of photos! Will share them in another context/place, methinks. And yes, just saying – I got my MD to confirm that my aikido is essential to keep, maintain and develop my health, especially now in rehab mode, with baby steps towards a very gentle work trial, harmonizing with No. 1 priority – my family! With that said – joining them…

U as in Uchi Deshi | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish I can attend an Uchi Deshi, as in training camp for Aikido, soon again. The Sensei we follow, Ulf Evenås, Shihan 7 Dan, will attend in Norrköping in November, so hopefully then, at least! Uchi meens ‘indoors’ or ‘inside’, and Deshi.means ‘student’, so literally it is translated into ‘being a student in-house with the master’. And, yes, they are names of our brother Birmans as well!

A – As in Aikido! | #blog26 #Wishlist

I have many things to thank for “keeping my flow, life and health”, through my 50 years (as of today). One of the core gratitudes is given to the Art of Aikido. Thus, when walking through a Blog Challenge Wishlist, A-Z, starting today, #blog26, I am not taking “A as in Anders” as a firsties. No, Aikido goes so far beyond my “ego” as I can imagine. Much of the experience of Aikido you cannot really express, and everyone practicing it have their own story to tell. I will not try to transfer it, since the more words I use,…

Det här med önskelistor … | #blog366 #CommunityWednesday

Jag gjorde en samlad “brain dump” på något slags lista över önskningar vid min kökskontorssession med början i förrgår. Kompletterad igår. Fotosession kom ju sen, igår. Svart tusch först, grönt tusch sen. Den har fortsatt även idag, i blått. Men det är inte dokumenterat. Något jag haft på autorepeat som temata att få ihop livet är “topp tre”. Att få de tre viktigaste sakerna gjort varje dag. Så – hur finna de tre största önskningarna, som hänger ihop med allt annat som jag håller för kärt och viktigt i livet? Det är ju så det är – det handlar ytterst om…

Kvällar i familjeglädje – livets flöden | #blogg100 #EttLivIFlow

Jag fortsätter min serie av återbesök till mitt första utkast till boken “I flow”, kapitel ett, “En dag i flow”. Tredje avsnittet, efter Morgon och Dag, handlar om Kväll. I avsnittet om “kvällar i flow”, nämner jag först och främst om att bryta mellan dagens leverans och fokus och kvällens chill. Kortisolfördrivande fysisk träning och kvällsmat. Och sedan mediekonsumtioner, och strategier för dem. Trippelskärm i soffan. Och andra alternativ – exempelvis den batterilösa pappersboken! I mitt fall består ju kvällens fysiska aktiviteter av Aikido och löpning. Och det blir ju en del on-demand serietittande, oftast mycket i sträck. Men! Vad…