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    The term “internal training” (or “internal power”) has become more and more fashionable during the past few years within Aikido circles, especially those who regularly visit fora and other online resources. Based on my personal experience (admittedly partial), I tend to think that there is often little more behind those terms than an intent to ...
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    In my previous article, I discussed the fact that we, as aikidoka, we spend most of our time practicing with a partner within a codified framework called katageiko.[1] One could therefore tempted to think that progression in aikido is dependent on the presence of a partner to train with. However, a lot of the progression in ...