A Confession

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:02 — 33.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe ‘welcome back’ episode of 2016 wherein I explain where the podcast disappeared to but, more importantly, where its going from here forward. Cant wait to have you back on board! Join us on Facebook at:¬†AikiCast Facebook Page Join us on Instagram at:¬†AikiCast Instagram Page

Chef Boyardee as a Sensei and the McDojo Dilemma

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:14:29 — 102.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBlaine tackles the topic of McDojos in this episode of AikiCast. If you dont know what a McDojo is then you owe it to yourself to listen to this one! There are lots of lessons to be learned from McDojos and Blaine helps put it …

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MMA-Martial Art or Blood Sport?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:00 — 48.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode Blaine discusses the rise of MMA (mixed martial arts) as a distinct and well known sporting style of martial arts training and competititon. He also tackles the tough question of whether or not MMA can be considered a separate and distinct martial …

Guardian or Warrior-When the sheepdog becomes the wolf-Part 3

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:42:15 — 140.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is the final segment of the AikiCast special 3 part series addressing the difficult and highly charged topic of police brutality, police killing of unarmed citizens, and the standards by which police investigate themselves in use of force incidents. Blaine covers a vast number …

Guardian or Warrior? When the sheepdog becomes the wolf-Part2

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:00:37 — 165.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is part 2 of an AikiCast special 3 part segment addressing the difficult and highly charged topic of police brutality, police killing of unarmed citizens, and the standards by which police investigate themselves in use of force incidents. Blaine covers a vast number of …

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Guardian or Warrior?- When the sheepdog becomes the wolf-Part 1

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:06:23 — 173.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  This is an AikiCast special 3 part segment addressing the difficult and highly charged topic of police brutality, police killing of unarmed citizens, and the standards by which police investigate themselves in use of force incidents. Blaine covers a vast number of topics in …

DMF- The Real Meaning of Shugyo and how to use it to get stuff done!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 71.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode Blaine discusses his understanding of the meaning of the word ‘Shugyo’ which is typically translated as ‘auster training’ or ‘intense training’. Blaine explains how he came to first understand the concept and how he has used the concept to enhance his life. …

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DMF-Joe Anshel Interview about Aikido, being an uchideshi, Toyoda Sensei, and more!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:23:05 — 114.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis Diamond Mining Friday Interview is with a good friend of mine, Joe Anshel Sensei. Joe is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Aikido and spent 4 years as an uchideshi (live-in student) under the renowned Fumio Toyoda Shihan. Joe is also a student of …

DMF-Meido Moore Interview-Aikido, Zen, Toyoda and more…

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:51:55 — 153.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKicking off the AikiCast Diamond Mining Friday interview series with a special guest, Meido Moore Sensei. Meido Moore is the Chief Instructor and founder of the Shinjinkai Organization, as well as the founder and Abbott of the Korinji Zen Monastery in Wisconsin. Moore Sensei has …

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Aikido in Daily Life-Taking emotional ukemi for greater freedom and success!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:19 — 48.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode Blaine talks about an experience he had with Toyoda Sensei that wasn’t so pleasant but how it ultimately lead to a better friendship with him. It happened while Blaine was working for him at the Japanese Culture Center in Chicago, IL. Toyoda …