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Welcome to Daiwa Aikido in Uppsala
Welcome to a new dimension in life.
Before I begin, I'll intruce myself.
My name is Carlos Enguis. I started to practice Aikido in Uppsala in 1969 for Ichimura-sensei.
After a year of training I got problems with my wrists and started with power-lifting to strengthen them.
Time passed and I started with power-lifting at UTK in Uppsala in the old Fyrishallen.
Here I was pretty much in power-lifting, it still has no one beaten my record in bench press,
137,5 kg in the 67 kg class. Well, Veikko Grönqvist also has this feat on his concience, but it was long before my time.
1980 I wanted my son would start with Aikido. When I came to the dojo I met Ichimura-sensei, and he remembered me, although there had been 10 year since we met!
He gave me a hug and asked if I would start again with Aikido. I could not say no after that receipt, so I had to start again with Aikido.
For three years I combined power-lifting with Aikido and in 1984 devoted myself exclusively to the Aikido as the only physical activity.
Photo of me after an Aikido class
And now let's talk Aikido
We start by sorting out some concepts. Aikido is not a Marcial Art ans Aikido is trained not for the sake of Aikido. Aikido is just one method, a key that helps us to feel FLOW in everyday lif and which can be integrated into your own Budoart.
If one engages in something just for that something's sake, then would the result of the work give us the same opportunity to experience flow as if it is committed to the result gives us some satisfaction. We are growing with the result. We are becoming more complex.
When we have Aikido as a part of us, our brain will choose the right score to process the information as at the moment must be taken care of. Learning ability increases when the right part of the brain processes the data and the rest of the brain can focus on something else, such as to relax.
If the brain regions that lack the ability to process a specific data are connected, will the brain to percive it as chaos. Oxigen in quantities is consumed and consciousness are busy focusing on how to get out of this chaos. General annoyance and danger of burn-up occurs then very easy. It's important not to use resources that do not benefit us. That way we can be aware of our actions.
This may seem scientific nonsense, but that's just the way the animals live. The are always relaxed but wary. You can always study a kitten when it is chasing a cotton ball. The whole kitten is relaxed while wating for the ball to start moving.
We must distinguish between being relaxed but waring and being just relaxed. A just relaxed person is an easy target, while a relaxed but waring such has a great chance to come home unscatched.
One woukd think that it is a hassle to constantly be thinking about being on guard. But when you have practised for a while this becomes a part of us. It's like breathing, we no longer think of it.
Here is Nishio-sensei and I, after a completing day during an Aikido camp in Uppsala
Here below we can see the best that Aikido can give us. Happy and secure children who are about to embark on the dangerous but beautiful puberty.
Junior course completion, Fall 2002
And now I'll talk a bit about Nishio Aikido
Nishio Sensei, I met him the first time in 1984, during an Aikido camp in Uppsala. And even the first session it was clear that it was his Aikido I was looking for.
There was personal chemistry at first sight, I loved his way of instructing and teaching, and always smiling when he persued his techniques, he was superb. Hi, in turn, thought of me as if we had always been friends, and also I felt for him.
Daiwa Aikidokai in Uppsala
Address: Kvarngärdetsskolan lilla gymnastiksal,
Thunmansgatan 47, 754 21 Uppsala.
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Phone: 070 244 02 61 (cell), 018-46 80 59 (home), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org