Onegaishimasu

Were you at Aiki Friendships Beyond Borders? It was a fantastic global online Aikido conference, May 1st-3rd, 2020.
See more about the event, and my presentationBeginning Aikido — Getting Started, Sticking With It, & Getting the Most From Your Training — a class for new students (and their teachers, too), including my slide deck, and the list of books I recommended in my presentation.

Check out Aikido to Zanshin – 26 Essays on the Martial Art of Peace. This series is for anyone with even a casual interest in Aikido. I invite you to read and share with friends. Look for the upcoming book based on this series of posts!


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Check out the main menu. Right after My Aikido Blog, you’ll find Favorite Posts — ones people request most often, years of my columns for The Mirror on AikiWeb, guest posts, and posts especially for horse people.

Be sure to visit the Helpful Stuff section, where you can easily to get to all my posts about Japanese Words in Aikido, and How To Go To Aikido Seminars, Camps, and Retreats, and more. You’ll also find My Aikido Exams, with Videos, which some people find helpful.

One very long subject is Thoughts on Promoting Aikido. I hope this will be a valuable resource for the Aikido community, and I plan to add practical information and resources here in coming months, with your help. There’s more planned for this section, too, including reference material for Aikido students (and a few things for teachers, too).

Then we have My Recommendations — Aikido Seminars, Camps, & Retreats, and Aikido Books (a subject near and dear to my heart). No paid placements. I didn’t get any freebies. These are just things I’ve actually tried and liked.


About the Author
Linda Eskin practices the Japanese martial art of Aikido, and is a full-time writer and author. She is working on a series of books for new and progressing students of Aikido.

Linda trains with Dave Goldberg Sensei at Aikido of San Diego, in California. She leads adult classes in rotation, and is passionate about supporting beginning students. She has assisted in the children’s programs continuously since 2012. Linda holds the second black belt rank, ni-dan.