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All Things Aikido

All Things Aikido

By Brad Chapman
A place for positive discussions regarding the growth and development of the Martial Art of Aikido. Listen in while we have candid discussions about ways to preserve and grow the art we care for.
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ATA Eps 21.2 Aikido misconceptions and sending the wrong message to potential students.
In this episode we dive into the most common objections that keep potential students from ever starting training. We also talk aikido envy, false advertising, trolls, and tools to rebuild our dojos as we transition out of the pandemic.
24:24
March 20, 2021
ATA Eps. 20.12 - Is Aikido in Severe Decline?.......Probably
We wrap up the year with a discussion about the latest Black Belt Magazine post regarding the ever shrinking Aikido population and what (if anything) can be done about it.
24:17
December 29, 2020
ATA Podcast with Special Guest Miles Kessler: Aikido and Meditation, Is your Practice Balanced?
We are honored to have Miles Kessler Sensei join our own Malory Graham for a very important discussion regarding the importance of meditation in your aikido practice.  Click here to check out more from Miles and his unique approach to the integration of mediation in your aikido practice.
36:36
November 5, 2020
ATA eps 20.11 Meet the AU Faculty with Tristan Chermack
How many years of training would it take for you to feel like you could actually use Aikido to defend yourself? In this episode our own John Thompson sits down with AU faculty member Tristan Chermack as he discusses his AU course and how he approaches the subject of self-defense effectiveness in your training.
13:31
September 19, 2020
Eps 20.10 Part One Meet the Aikido University Faculty - Aviv Goldsmith
Join us for a brand new segment to the ATA podcast, Meet the Faculty! In this episode our own Malory Graham will interview Aviv Goldsmith and talk to him about some of the great course that he has created for AU. 
09:17
September 8, 2020
We are Back! Teaching Aikido During COVID and Introducing AU! - eps. 20.8
We are back and we have much to talk about. In this episode we talk about the new struggles of teaching Aikido in a COVID world and the exciting new platform for online Aikido education....Aikido University!
17:51
September 1, 2020
20.7. Reopening Your Dojo Safely After Covid-19
Skip and Paige Chapman talk about the challenges that dojo will face when the time comes to re-open after the covid-19 restrictions are lifted in your area 
29:25
May 18, 2020
Post Pandemic Plans for Aikido... Should we even be making any right now?
Today Skip sits down with special guest Paige Chapman. Today we will discuss how powerful a plan can be for engaging with students during the coronavirus pandemic and eventually getting students back on the mat. We also talk about the possibilities of even getting new students during these difficult times.  
25:58
April 22, 2020
ATA Radio Episode 20.5
Join Skip Chapman as he talks about knocking down the blockades that are holding you and your dojo back.
18:30
April 4, 2020
ATA Radio Episode 20.4
The coronavirus presents challenges for the aikido community that we can change into opportunities
08:23
March 24, 2020
ATA Radio Episode 20.3
Mindset, keeping it positive in the dojo and online.
10:30
February 25, 2020
ATA Radio Episode 20.2 - Aikido Instructors Group on FB
In this episode, we talk about the sudden popularity of the new Aikido Instructors Group on FB. Meet the moderators of the group as we dive deeper into what the group means to the aikido instructor.
26:33
February 1, 2020
ATA Radio Episode 20.1
Today we talk about some of the plans for ATA and 2020, the new Aikido Instuctors Group, and what aikido means to people that do not practice
10:25
January 16, 2020
ATA Radio Episode 19.7 Part Two with Malory Graham
ith Malory Graham From Seattle Aikikai. Everything is on the table in the second part of this podcast. Listen up, subscribe, join the conversation, and make a change!
34:47
December 1, 2019
ATA Episode 19.5 Food For Thought!
Use the free tools available from google to get a better feel for who we are talking to and what we should be saying
10:38
November 12, 2019
ATA Radio Episode 19.4 Part One
Join us for a very special episode with special guest Malory Graham from Seattle Aikikai and of course our Co-Hosts Glenn Brooks & John Thompson. We dive deeper into some pressing questions about the future of Aikido and some advise for any of aspiring those future Dojocho out there.
30:16
November 7, 2019
ATA Radio Episode 19.3
Social Media for the dojo? Who needs it? Should you do it? Does it even matter? In part 2 of our last episode (19.2) we talk about social media presence for Aikido. For the student, the instructor, and even the dojo.
30:58
October 20, 2019
ATA Radio Episode 19.2
Helping Aikido Grow? or Unknowingly Helping it Die? We have a candid talk about the public perception of Aikido and how everyone of us can effect it in a very positive or negative way.
31:03
September 21, 2019