DMF-004- Live Like Your Hair Is On Fire!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this session of Diamond Mining Friday, Blaine talks about some more Zen wisdom that was gleaned from his time as an uchi deshi studying Aikido and Zen. This diamond was mined from a realization Blaine had while sitting at Toyoda Sensei’s funeral in 2001. The phrase ‘Light …

DMF-003 Zen Wisdom for Life-Now is the Only Time!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe new AikiCast-Diamond Mining Friday, session 003, has lots to offer in terms of Zen wisdom from Toyoda Sensei. As usual, I share another story about an experience I had while studying as an uchi-deshi under Toyoda Sensei. This particular experience occurred while I was cutting carrots for …

DMF-002 Own the mat young man! Developing your teachable point of view in the martial arts

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:50 — 25.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis episode of AikiCast-Diamond Mining Friday is about Toyoda Sensei’s vital lesson to me about how to eliminate my fears about teaching Friday night Aikido classes at Tenshinkan Dojo. He gave me some sage advice which was a 2 part formula: 1. Develop my point …

AC- Q&A Session #2-Listener questions answered

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:10 — 37.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBlaine pulls some of the top questions from AikiCast Nation members and answers them in the episode. Some of the questions are: What role do the techniques we practice in the dojo play in a self defense situation? How can I debate with somebody who …

AC-014-Acres of Diamonds from Fumio Toyoda Sensei- The Gift of Wisdom from a Master

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:43 — 34.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAikiCast brings you a new segment called ‘Diamond Mining Friday’ which is a shorter podcast with some nuggets of wisdom that Blaine shares from his time with Toyoda Shihan. The Diamond Mining Friday segment will air every friday as Blaine mines his journals, as well …

AC-013- Using Intuition for Self Defense and Supercharged Success

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:38 — 86.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, Blaine expands the discussion about self defense classes and whats not being taught in them. Topics covered are using intuition and expanded situational awareness to identify and avoid potential dangerous situations, understanding Pre-Incident Indicators of violence to help thwart attacks, and also …

AC-012- AikiCast Listener Questions Answered

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:24 — 59.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBlaine answers the top 5 questions from AikiCast Nation Members and listeners. He also reveals some exciting news at the end of the podcast so listen all the way through!

AC-011- Self Defense Concepts-Part 1-Awareness as a weapon

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:37 — 40.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBlaine Feyen introduces us to his ideas about self defense training and how most martial artists go about it all wrong. He talks about the concept of awareness as a weapon, recovering from stupidity, and touches on some of the legal ramifications of self defense.

AC 010- The Real Art Of Ukemi- It Ain’t What Ya Think It Is!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:48 — 54.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this podcast episode, Blaine Feyen talks about the art of ukemi, as well as what it means to be a good uke. He explores some deeper concepts of ukemi and takes it beyond simply attacker and defender and also beyond simply the skill of …

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AC 009- 5 Benefits of Training in Aikido

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:14 — 36.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBlaine discusses some of the benefits of training in Aikido. There are many more benefits than are mentioned in this podcast but Blaine outlines 5 very important reasons one might decide to start training in Aikido. The benefits include flexibility, increased cardio vascular health, Self …