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

AikiCast Meido Moore Interview
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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 …

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Action Jackson and the Law Of Attraction-How to Become a Deliberate Creator!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:15 — 85.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis episode of Diamond Mining Friday is a big one and an important one as it covers a topic that is, for some, controversial, and for others, a way of life. For Blaine, becoming a deliberate creator of experiences, opportunities, abundance, relationships, and health began …

AikiCast Listener Questions Answered-Session 4

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:23:04 — 114.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of the AikiCast question and answer session, Blaine tackles 2 big topics: starting your own martial arts business and what to do about the current state of police abuses in the U.S. The first question from Paolo is about being a full …

Will the Real Sensei Please Stand Up?-Exploring the Teacher Student Relationship in the Martial Arts

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of AikiCast Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine discusses the differences between a mere martial arts teacher and a true Sensei. Since the term Sensei connotes one who has ‘gone before’ the student, there is an understanding in eastern traditions that the Sensei was more than just …

DMF-Stand Up To The Pain! Turning Pain and Fear Into Strength

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of AikiCast-Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine discusses a conversation he had with Toyoda Sensei about having a lot of pain in his back, knees, and hips from seated meditation (Zazen) training at Tenshinkan Dojo. Blaine discussed the issue with Toyoda Sensei expecting him to excuse Blaine …

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Top 5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Martial Arts Schools in 2015

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this AikiCast Special Business Edition, Blaine goes into detail about what he considers to be the ‘Top 5 Social Media Success Tips for Martial Arts Schools’. ┬áThe tips and tactics discussed in this podcast can, and should, be applied to any small business wanting to see more …

DMF-The power of Kime and Burning your Boat!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of AikiCast Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine explains how he learned the real meaning of the word ‘Kime’ as it was used by Toyoda Sensei during Aikido classes at the dojo. He also talks about the power of asking questions and the reason to re-examine one’s …

DMF-Carry My Bags Chump!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of AikiCast-Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine talks about the lessons he learned while being the traditional martial arts role of Otomo. The otomo is typically the person who accompanies the Aikido, Karate, Kendo, or any other sensei on travels and carries the sensei’s bags, opens doors, …

AC-Listener Questions Answered-#3

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this session, listen in as Blaine answers questions like: #1 James asks if he should quit karate after a couple decades of training and try Aikido, or some other martial art, or should he stick around like some of the old timers he sees still training in …