Summary Aikidó 3/2000

P. A. Goldsbury: INTERNATIONAL AIKIDO FEDERATION - SOME REFLECTIONS (I)
M. Kodym´s translation of the 1st part of an article published by the I.A.F. President after the withdrawal from the IAF of one of its member federations (The United States Aikido Federation) which has been the occasion for much pessimistic discussion about the future of the federation. He defends the I.A.F. existence by summing up its achievements since its foundation in 1976 in some preliminaries and also reflects on its future tasks. The defence of the IAF is supplied with author's individual reflections of a more philosophical nature on the general nature of martial arts organisations and the problems facing them. The Dynamics of Organisations deals with the comparison of "western" and "oriental" approaches toward the functions of an organisation practising a certain activity or art, whether to expand an organisation, how rapidly to expand and how to expand.

Daniel Chvála: ONE MUST LIVE AIKIDO
The author tried to explain his concept of aikido. Aikido for him are not only characteristic technique and fight strategy but also the indescribable superstructure - sense and way of living, approach to gathering one's experience. The vivacious article is constructed on the telling quotations from R. Fulghum's Words I wish I wrote.

Miroslav Kodym: ARMED TRAINING IN THE AIKIDO KENKYUKAI PRAHA DOJO (part II)
SUBURI AND THE BOKKEN TRAINING:
The article brings a glossary and explanation of various "SUBURI" terms not only from the viewpoint of aikido, but also iaido and kendo viewpoints.

Ivan Fojtík: ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF JAPANESE ARCHERY
Japanese archery called Kyudo has developed from the medieval war discipline Kyujutsu. A brief historical survey brings bow descriptions, explains the importance of archery in the Japanese society and gives the most famous archers and their schools. It is well known that there are 8 shot phases, but the Kyudo core consists in