Gracefulness

One night while watching a dancer, and inwardly condemning her tours de force as barbarisms which would be hissed, were not people such cowards as always to applaud what they think it the fashion to applaud, I remarked that the truly graceful motions occasionally introduced, were those performed with comparatively little effort. After calling to mind sundry confirmatory facts, I presently concluded that grace, as applied to motion, describes motion that is effected with economy of force; grace, as applied to animal forms, describes forms capable of this economy; grace, as applied to postures, describes postures which may be maintained with this economy; and grace, as applied to inanimate objects, describes such as exhibit certain analogies to these attitudes and forms.

That this generalization, if not the whole truth, contains at least a large part of it, will, I think, become obvious, on considering how habitually we couple the words easy and graceful; and still more, on calling to mind some of the facts on which this association is based. The attitude of a soldier, drawing himself bolt upright when his serjeant shouts “attention,” is more remote from gracefulness than when he relaxes at the words “stand at ease.”

– Herbert Spencer, 1852

International course in London, ON

Our international Ki AIkido Course in London is over. We are beyond grateful to Sensei Hughes for teaching, to all the members from the UK, Vancouver, Toronto, Port Dover, and Hamilton for coming, and to London Waldorf School for providing us with the beautiful and spacious place to practice. We congratulate Farjam Azad, Ani Popescu, and Ron White with their brand new and well deserved Black belts! We feel inspired and passionate about what we are doing and look forward to many more beautiful courses from Ki Federation of Great Britain.

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October news

We congratulate Ron with his successful Blue belt grading – well done!

We are also happy to welcome on the mat the new members – Tanaz and Siarhei!

And yet another one – our kid’s club is now open on Monday nights.

Looking forward to a fruitful year =)

First Brown belt in the club!

We are very happy to announce that one of our students has passed his Brown belt examination today. It’s the first brown belt in the club – a great result of a three-year long commitment. Congratulations and all the best on your way to the black belt, Camil!

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The Summer School 2017 is over…

Fulfilling, inspiring, profound, miraculous, happy – the Summer School 2017 is over. And here we are, back to our daily lives, ready to share everything we’ve learnt and to illuminate as many hearts as possible ❤20728696_1067115013425155_2615763713131761562_o

Hey-ho Away We Go!

Summer Seminar in the HQ, Somerset, the UK, is right around the corner!
We are looking forward to meeting all our old friends as well as making new ones, practising every day for two weeks in a raw, having socials, fancy dress party and much more. Meanwhile in Canada 🙂 there will be no classes till the mid-August. We are back on the mat on August 17th, Thursday. Stay tuned!DSCF1886

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