Author: Grant Periott

Dicker sensei visits from Geelong

Friday May 21 and Saturday May 22nd will see the head of school for Daito-ryu Australia visit the Gold Coast Study Group. A training seminar and gradings will be held during this time. A...

Embutakai Set for October 2010

he date for Embutakai is set for the weekend of October 15th and 16th. The event will be Held at St Josephs School Geelong. Updates detailing events times and exact locations will be posted...

Daito Ryu in Australia

is a traditional Japanese martial art which is said to be about one thousand years old. However, it was only opened to the public for the first time by one hundred years ago. Takeda...

Inner Teachings

The Discipline of Meditation In the Gold Coast dojo emphasis is placed on developing both the internal and external aspects of budo. To practice this martial art well, one must be relaxed and supple....

Daito-ryu & Other Aiki Arts

Aikido is one of the most popular martial arts in the world with many styles now proliferating around the globe. On a personal level, Aikido was my first martial art and I still am...

Women In Daito-ryu

Womens Self Defence, Aiki will set you free Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu is an excellent martial art for young and old of both sexes however it is particularly good for women. There is even a...

Why Is Daito-ryu Different?

 Many self defence and martial art systems rely heavily on speed and power. Most commonly they consist of hard punches, kicks and other strikes and blocks. Many grappling styles rely on strength and body...

Shu Ha Ri

Shu Ha Ri describes the traditional pathways of learning to mastery. In summary it means to begin by embracing the form, then once this has become a part of the practitioner, to explore the...

Three Great Teachers

One of the things that is very interesting about the Takumakai`s Daito-ryu is that it has captured the essence of the teachings of two of Japan`s greatest post Meiji era martial artists. Within this...

Advice From Kagoshima

Training Advice From Takumakai Daito-ryu’s Anoiki Sensei of Kagoshima Dojo In Japan training systems as a whole are referred as shu ha ri, which indicates the three phases of the whole training. Shu, which...