Office Atemi: it’s not all hugs and rainbows

Posted on Mon 31 July 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with aikido, business, conflict, martial arts, self improvement • 3 min read

Since my post about Aikido at work a few months ago, I’ve received a number of questions that have the same theme. Take this one from reader Kevin:

I like what you’re saying about resolving conflict, but doesn’t that [mean] you’re always reactive? Where I work …


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How Aikido can change the way you work

Posted on Tue 23 May 2017 in Dispatches • Tagged with aikido, business, conflict, martial arts, self improvement • 9 min read

It’s been close to eleven years since I last wore a gi and was thrown over someone’s hip, but I still practice Aikido every day. Not in a dojo, and not on a practice mat, but in the office and in my home.

What is Aikido?

Aikido, for …


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I’m Not Dead

Posted on Tue 04 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with aikido, announcements, personal • 2 min read

Wow, I’ve been slacking with this blog the last few days, but with good reason. I had a very busy weekend and now I am ill.

This weekend I had my normal crazy work schedule, although the multiple viewings of Serenity did mess up my sleep schedule a bit …


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“Oh, my User!”

Posted on Thu 15 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with aikido, personal • 2 min read

Well, I went to the 6:00am class of Aikido yesterday. I wanted to make sure I got that practice session in otherwise I would have to wait three days to get back on the mat, although in retrospect it may not have been so wise to go when I …


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A Familiar Ache That Brings A Smile

Posted on Tue 13 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with aikido, personal • 2 min read

I finally went back to Aikido today.

I went and joined the local dojo and attended my first class there, and I am so glad I did. While my body has forgotten a lot of what it once knew, I felt a joy in the practice and exertion. I was …


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