Duende … is the spirit which inspires those extraordinary, perhaps fleeting, moments in Flamenco (as in other arts like the corrida, or bull-fighting) when the performer achieves a total communion with his audience. Only the truest artistry and afición, free of any taint of egoism or showmanship, can create the possibility of this occurring. ItContinue reading “Duende”
Our small Christmas do on Dec 7th after a class Sensei Williams once said – “Ki is happiness” so we must be doing the right thing Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019 everyone! … and we’re open during the Christmas break btw
It’s now official. Next year Sensei O’Connell 8th Dan will run courses in Toronto on May 9-10, and in Vancouver on May 16-18. Some photos from Sensei O’Connell’s course in Moscow in 2012.
From the Ki Federation web-site: … We don’t normally take photographs of gradings. However, Rose, at age 94, gave us permission to take and publish these images from her 2nd Dan Grading. http://kifederationofgreatbritain.co.uk/all-articles/october-2019-aikido-update/ As a bit of background: It typically takes around 6 years of practice to achieve 2nd Dan, that should give an ideaContinue reading “2nd Dan at 94”