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Suburi Training strengthens the core and develops the body

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Suburi is a Japanese word for practice swings used in sports such as baseball, tennis, golf, and in martial arts. Outside Japan, the word is used exclusively for repetitive individual cutting exercises used in Japanese martial arts such as kendo, aikido, iaidō, and kenjutsu. At Newport Beach Aikido, Sensei Pennewaert Shihan explains that Suburi with […]

Fun Aikido Exercises to Develop Timing and Focus

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As we move through the next few weeks and possibly months during the Covid-19 crisis, it’s important to keep our mind, body, and spirit alive through aikido. It’s more important than ever to develop focus as the world is going through unstable times. Developing focus requires practice and patience. It allows you to remain calm […]

Breathing Exercises with Sensei

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Breathing is so essential in mind and body practice. The practice of deep breathing has so many positive benefits and is important to practice daily to help the mind develop focus and clarity. In Aikido, our students at Newport Beach Aikikai have the opportunity to practice deep breathing in every class. At the beginning of […]

Pennewaert Shihan of Newport Beach Aikido offers online weapons training on Youtube

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Sensei Gentil Pennewaert Shihan introduces aikido training videos, focused on the Jo and Bokken weapons for his students and followers to practice conveniently from their personal space. During the Covid-19 epidemic, Pennewaert Shihan feels it is more important than ever to maintain regular exercise for the mind and body training. The series of aikido weapons […]

Daily aikido practice for the mind and body

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Due to the CoronaVirus pandemic, Newport Beach Aikikai will be offering online videos for our students to continue training safety at home. We will be adding videos onto our Youtube Channel daily to help our students maintain a good regimen of mind and body practice. G. Pennewaert Shihan has prepared a series of basic weapon […]