Just a quick note to say I’ve re-written by biography from scratch – as it was the only one that I didn’t keep prior to the hack !
A chap called Richard Small has submitted an article to The Aikido Times, which mentions Aubrey being his instructor many years ago.
Follow this link to this Aikido Times Edition, plenty of other articles in there.
Back in 2000, I took my 3rd Dan in Aikido. The grading consisted of me instructing a 1/2 day course to a range of grades of Aikido, then peforming techniques as requested by the examiner (Vince Thompson)
However, the most daunting aspect was being asked to to produce a paper on “The Effect Of Aikido On The Individual”. I had not done anything like this in years and to be honest, dreaded the thought.
However, as soon as I had done it, I felt I had actually learned a lot about myself in the process.
A few years ago, I was interviewed by Radio Northampton. On the basis I know you missed it, here it is !
If you listen to it to the end, the picture will make sense.
Doug Watson practiced with us for some time before moving to the USA.
Here are his thoughts on starting Aikido.
Here are the answers to the questions most commonly asked by someone who is new to Aikido.
Obviously, you will have others, so please contact us to discuss anything directly.
How should we Uke ? What is expected of Uke ? Should everyone Uke the same ?
Steve Copson answers these and many more such questions on this key aspect of Aikido.
Aubrey’s views on the key aspects of Mind and Body Co-ordination !